Tinubu APC leader absent at NEC peace meeting

Tinubu has not issued an official statement since Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara defied the party’s wishes to emerge Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker.

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has failed to attend a July 3, 2015, meeting of the APC’s National Executive Council (NEC) called to address the current crisis rocking the party.

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Bola Tinubu

(The Sun)

Tinubu has not issued an official statement since Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara defied the party’s wishes to emerge Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker.

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APC National leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu

 

Saraki and Dogara contested and won on June 9 despite being excluded by an APC mock poll which pegged Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the party’s sole candidates.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House Representatives.

(Bunmi Odunowo)

 

Tinubu’s only response to the drama, which has plunged the APC into crisis, was “I have no comment, I have no reaction.”

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu

(Forward Nigeria)

 

The APC leader made the statement upon Saraki’s emergence and has since then remained mum on the issue except to deny that he had held a secret meeting with the Senate President.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

(Facebook)

 

Following Saraki’s emergence however, the APC leader’s wife, Senator Remi Tinubu refused to shake him during her inauguration.

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu

(Punch)

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Senator Remi Tinubu

(Channels TV)

 

Also absent at the APC NEC meeting is former Interim Chairman, Bisi Akande.

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APC chieftain, Bisi Akande

(Daily Post)

 

Akande recently added fuel to the fire of the APC crisis when he said that Saraki and Dogara’s emergence was supported by the Northern elite and was being viewed as a conspiracy of the North against the South.

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