We must not allow Tinubu to leave the party — Buhari

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Fearing breakup, President Buhari has endorsed a move by Governor Aminu Tambuwal and other governors to settle the dispute between Tinubu and Oyegun.

The recent crisis currently rocking the All Progressives Congress, is threatening to tear the party apart.

APC’s national chairman, Mr. John Oyegun, drew the ire of Senator Bola Tinubu when he turned down a panel’s report which recommended that Ondo State Governorship primary elections be rerun.

Oyegun accepted the primaries and tendered the name of the winner, Rotimi Akeredolu, to INEC.

Tinubu had had enough. He wrote a lengthy rebuttal allegding that Oyegun had been bribed to do what he did.

He also rejected the title of “National Leader” stressing that he cannot belong to a party where agreed principles are not followed.

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“Evidently, some errant members believe promises and vows are mere words to be easily spoken and more easily broken.

“Chairman, John Oyegun, has breached these good pledges in a most overt and brazen display.

“It is an awful parent who suffocates his own child for the sake of a few naira,” Tinubu said.

In response, Oyegun said, “I have always believed in internal democracy. I believe that the credibility of primaries must be taken seriously,” Oyegun said.

The peace move was launched by interested party stakeholders who are comfortable with the verbal war between Oyegun and Tinubu.

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The party stalwarts fear that Tinubu might resolve to leave the party; a thing they see as disastrous.

“The crisis was not one that should be allowed to fester.

“We thought that Tambuwal and two other governors should try to broker peace.

“Tinubu is not the type of man that we should allow to leave the party,” the party source told Vanguard.

Tambuwal accepted the offer and visited president Buhari to brief him of the move.

It was gathered that president Buhari enthusiastically endorsed the move stressing that Tinubu should not be allowed to leave the party.