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Tinubu Northern leaders ask Buhari to reconcile with APC leader

There are insinuations that Tinubu and Atiku are planning to form a political alliance, following their alleged marginalisation.

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Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R) play

Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R)

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A group of intellectuals and politicians from Northern Nigeria, have called on President Buhari to mend fences with the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu.

The Chairman, Coalition of Political Parties in Kaduna State, Muhammadu Sani-Ahmed, blamed some people in the President’s cabinet for the trouble between Tinubu and Buhari.

According to Punch, Sani-Ahmed said the duo should bury the hatchet, bearing in mind Tinubu’s contribution during the 2015 election.

He said “On the pages of newspapers, the two leaders have consistently denied any feud; but somebody close to them has told me there is a crisis between them.”

Sani-Ahmed also said “Nigerians are not stupid. Even the blind knows that the relationship between the President and the National Leader of APC is not cordial.

“This feud is being fuelled by those close to the President. They are telling the President the wrong things. The President and Tinubu must come together regardless of their differences to settle their rift before the 2019 elections because if it continues like this till that time, it will certainly affect the chances of the APC.”

Also, the convener of the Coalition of Northern Intellectuals, Politicians and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, said “Given the tenuous nature of this administration, the party (APC) and of course, the powerful enemies undoubtedly which Tinubu has, he (Buhari) should do well to please take it easy. Some of us believe that he (Tinubu) certainly has done some good for the party, (Muhammadu) Buhari as a person, and for the country; we would not want him to fall by the wayside as a result of lack of tact.

“I also believe that he (Tinubu), Buhari and leading members of the party must all rush back to the drawing board because rightly or wrongly, their making Buhari as the presidential candidate and his arrogance and megalomania may in fact, sooner than later, destroy the party.

“And to make matters worse, Buhari does not have a clue about forming a party or running one. If care is not taken, he will throw the party into complete disarray and by the time most of them in the party realise it, it would have been too late.‎”

Reports say the APC leader, Bola Tinubu and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, are making plans to come together for the 2019 presidential election.

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