Former Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC. Chief Bisi Akande, has weighed in on the rumoured rift between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Akande made his submission on the alleged bickering in an interview with The Sun where he paid tribute to Tinubu’s attitude saying the former Lagos State governor was not one to hold grudge for long.
“So, to say that Bola Tinubu is neck deep in crises with the members of the party, I will not agree or testify to that claim. Some would say that Bola Tinubu and Bukola Saraki are the worst of enemies but last week, the two of them were hobnobbing and meeting at several places,” he told the paper.
The 79-year-old politician also discountenanced suggestion that Asiwaju and Chief John Oyegun are having a serious running battle by recounting the circumstances that surrounded Oyegun’s emergence as the party chairman.
According to him: “There can’t be a power struggle between Bola Tinubu and Oyegun. Oyegun’s chairmanship of the APC was the creation of Bola Tinubu. As at that time, Bola Tinubu told me that he wanted Oyegun in preference to Tom Ikimi, Timipre Sylva, and Jaja.
“I had to assist Tinubu to sell Oyegun, as the preferred candidate to the other top executives in the party… And it was with a condition that unless Oyegun was adopted by all of us, the south west will not attend the convention, which elected Oyegun. I was then the chairman of the party.”