A senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the ruling party is dealing with internal issues ahead of President-elect Bola Tinubu and those elected in the recently concluded election on May 29.
This comes as a party stakeholder expressed concern for Tinubu, saying that the president-elect’s health status could change all permutations of the party as members of the 10th National Assembly jockey for the zoning of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The APC chieftain, a former member of the National Working Committee (NWC), stated that party stakeholders and elected 10th Assembly members should be concerned about the President-elect’s prolonged absence.
Were all things well, you would have seen those jostling for the leadership of the 10th Assembly visiting the President-elect wherever he was in the world.
iReportnews understands that a few weeks after the presidential election result was announced, Tinubu’s aide, Tunde Rahman, released a statement stating that his principal was travelling to France and UK to undertake rest and after which to the Muslim Holy Land for lesser Hajj.
He stated in the statement that Tinubu decided to rest in Paris and London after the hectic campaign and election season, and that the president-elect will also prepare to travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and Ramadan Fasting.
While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme. He is expected back in the country soon.”
However, the President-elect has not started the transition programme,” the APC chieftain said.
What you have to know is that we have a problem in our party and that problem is likely to affect so many things.
As you can see, the NWC of our party is not in unity as you see allegations against the National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, from the National Vice Chairman North West, Salihu Lukman. Lukman is not alone in raising all those allegations against the National Chairman, New Telegraph quoted the party chieftain saying.
The former NWC member, who raised concerns about happenings in the APC, observed that many party members went for lesser hajj, and none of them visited Tinubu.
Is that not suggesting something? he asked.
The party chieftain added:
As you are aware, there was a recent report in the media that the President-elect was in a hospital in the USA, and no rebuttal has been given on that report.
But we will continue to pray for the good health of the President-elect while we expect the party to be more circumspect in this situation.