Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has accused National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun of undermine his efforts to reconcile warring members of the party.
Tinubu, who was mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari to restore peace to the party by settling differences among APC stalwarts that is threatening the political fortune of the party ahead of 2019 election accused Oyegun of sabotaging his efforts in an eight-page letter he addressed to the party national secretariat and copied Buhari, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
In the letter titled: “Actions and Conduct weakening the party from within,” the former governor said last weekend commissioning of a parallel APC secretariat in Lokoja by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State which Chief Oyegun attended, was part of the plot to undermine his assignment.
He wrote: ‘’In Kogi, you rushed to the state, to unilaterally inaugurate a new set of state officials, parallel to the officials already heading the state chapter of the party.
“While this may place you in significant affinity with those parallel officials you had picked, this machinations suggests no improvement in the welfare of the party in Kogi state or at the national level.
“This usurpation of authority exacerbates conflict the confusion. It doesn’t resolve it. It is my understanding that the dissolution of the duly constituted state executive and the hurried naming of the above mentioned group wasn’t approved by the NWC.
“This arrogation of power sets you at variance with members of the NWC as evidenced by the national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi statement condemning your improper and usual action .
“You had let this situation fester for months on end. Only when I was appointed to help resolve internal disputes and when you realized I might focus early on Kogi did you stir from your indifference and inaction.
“You could have wisely and prudently treated this matter before hand .
“By waiting to the last moment, your unilateral action was implemented in haste and unbalanced in thought.
“By creating a parallel body, you not only acted improperly, you grew a second problem from the stem where previously there had sprouted but one.”
Continued: “On your part, you promised unalloyed support for my mission. Consonant with that vow, you said you would provide all information at your disposal and you vowed to act as a liaison between me and the state chapters.
“At that meeting, I announced I had formally started the assignment handed me by President Buhari. I offered to keep you abreast of my work. I said that I wanted the national working committee to be like an informal advisory board to me in the discharge of this presidential mandate.”