Emerging report indicates that the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee will before the end of this week, visit the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, in a peace effort,
It was gathered that this was part of the decisions taken during the inaugural meeting of the Committee, which held at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Monday, June 29.
It was also learnt that the visit, which has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, today, is meant to reassure the APC National Leader that the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, is not targeted at him.
The APC National Executive Committee, NEC, had at its meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, June 25, sacked the party’s NWC loyal to the former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whose suspension was upheld by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on June 16.
Following Oshiomhole’s suspension on June 16, the APC was divided into two Factions, with one led by its suspended Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, and the other consisting of 18 NWC members, who were loyal to the suspended National Chairman.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari declared support for the Giadom Faction, and attended the Thursday meeting, which he convened.
Many Analysts interpreted President Buhari’s public support for Giadom and the sack of the NWC loyal to Oshiomhole, as the President’s deft move against Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 Presidential poll.
However, Presidency, in a statement on Saturday, dismissed reports that Buhari and Tinubu had fallen apart, following the dissolution of the NWC.
Also, Tinubu, in a statement on Saturday, supported the dissolution of the NWC, at the instance of the President, during the NEC meeting, stating that, the President acted like a true father, to save the party from disintegration.
An APC Chieftain disclosed that the Caretaker Committee members have agreed to visit and beg Tinubu, to avoid a gale of defection.
The source said: “It was agreed that the Committee should go and meet our National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to pacify and assure him that the dissolution of the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of our great party, was not targeted at him. He is one of our most revered Leaders. We recognise and appreciate his enormous contributions to this party. We plan to visit him tomorrow (Tuesday). If the visit does not take place tomorrow, it will take place before the end of the week.”
It was also gathered that the Committee decided to focus on reconciling aggrieved members, the formation of a Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship election, and preparations towards the peaceful conduct of the Governorship primary election for Ondo State.