The feud between the chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may have taken a new dimension.
Oyegun and Tinubu’s feud threatening to tear the APC apart Governors under the platform of the APC have resolved to use the opportunity to hold a tight grip on the party.
A high ranking member of the party confided in ROYAL NEWS that the feud between Oyegun and Tinubu came up at the last meeting of the APC governors.
The party’s chieftain who was privy to the meeting, but choose to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak on party affairs said the governors wants to take advantage of the vacant Board of Trustees chairmanship position in the party to ‘hijack’ the party.
His words: ‘‘The suggestion was brought forward by a governor in the North-west region and met little resistance from the other governors. ‘‘Instead, they quickly started mapping out the strategy to perfect their plans, which was when they came up with hijacking the vacant BOT position.’’
Tinubu and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar were at loggerheads over the position in the past, but the disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has shown no interest in party politics since he came on board made the duo forget the idea.
While Tinubu was angling for the former interim chairman of the party, Bisi Akande to take over the position, Atiku was positioning himself for BOT leadership.
Tinubu and Atiku seem to have sheath their sword since then as Tinubu’s call for Oyegun’s resignation was immediately backed by a similar call from Atiku.