President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to reconcile aggrieved members of the party to ensure harmony and cohesion ahead of the 2019 general elections. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the issues involved in the affected state chapters and how the reconciliation move would enhance the fortunes of the ruling party at the polls.
RESOLVING the intra party crises rocking many state chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not likely to be a tea party. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu recently to lead the party’s reconciliation effort and improve cohesion within the fold, as preparations for the 2019 general elections gradually get underway.
Tinubu’s mandate includes resolving disagreements among party members, particularly the leadership of the party in various chapters and political office holders. Given the existence of factions in virtually all the states controlled by the APC, observers are of the view that it is imperative for the ruling party to put its house in order before campaign for 2019 begins. If properly carried out, analysts believe the initiative is capable of rescuing the APC from disintegration and in turn enhance its performance in the next general elections.
Analysts are of the view that Tinubu has a difficult job on his hands, because many chieftains in different state chapters and political office holders are…