Report: Tinubu Threatens To Dump APC


A National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has threatened to dump his party.

Tinubu, a founding father of the APC played a vital role in the emergence of the now ruling party in 2013.

The former Lagos governor is much respected in the South West region, hence he took control of the zone during the 2015 presidential election and dealt severely with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Last Saturday, his party held its nationwide ward congresses. In some states the exercise was not successful.

One of those states is Oyo. The state has been one of the politically controlled domain of Tinubu.

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However, the crisis over Saturday’s ward congress in the state took a new turn on Thursday with Tinubu reportedly threatening to quit the APC if the state chapter of the party is taken away from governor Abiola Ajimobi.

The Eagle Online reports that the APC National Leader flew down to Abuja and headed for the National Secretariat of the party in a bid to resolved conflicts brewing over the ward congress across in Oyo.

The outcome of the exercise was said to have affected his interest.

On getting to the party secretariat, the Paper said Tinubu warned the leadership of the party and the presidency that he will quit the party if its Oyo state chapter was not handed over to Ajimobi.

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Tinubu is reported to have felt that he would be losing grip of the South West if Oyo State is taken away from him.

“This is because he controls only three chapters of the party: Lagos, Oyo and Osun States, while forces loyal to the Presidency control Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti States.

“The loss of Oyo State will reduce his hold to two states, thereby further eroding his influence in the party,” the paper said.