Decisions not meant to whittle down Tinubu’s influence

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee, Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has said that the dissolution of the National Working Committee headed by the late Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi was not done to whittle down the influence of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and late Ajimobi, according to investigation were Tinubu’s loyalists and with them already taken out of the position, many have been saying that Tinubu’s wings must have been clipped.

However, speaking to journalists on Thursday, Buni said that the latest developments in the party were not designed to whittle down the influence of the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu. He said there was no truth in the claim.

“You mentioned the name of one of our leaders, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is a founding father of this party. “We are all together to rescue this party. Nobody is happy with the situation under which the party is now operating because we are in courts for various problems and crises.

“So, this decision was taken by NEC to address some of these issues. Nobody is targeted and they are against nobody.”

Bunu said his committee would work for a duration of six months within which “we will do whatever we can as enshrined in our constitution and ensure that we strengthen the party and cap it up with the convention.”

On the crises rocking the party across the states, Bunu said, “NEC is the highest organ of the party if not convention and by our constitution, NEC can act for convention in-between.

“Whatever that happened during the last NWC culminating in Edo primaries has already been ratified by NEC. So, we are good to go. All litigation will be withdrawn.”

Shortly after the appointment of Bunu was announced, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), inaugurated him.

The meeting also had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and state governors elected on the platform of the party.