…APC National Leader debunks rancour with Aregbesola
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday refuted rumors of any cold war between him and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, asserting that he remains his leader.
According to a statement issued out by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu maintained that, “there is no war, cold or hot, between us.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body within the APC in Lagos, had on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the disbandment of all factional groups within the party, bringing speculations from online media reports that the resolution had aggravated a phantom cold war between Tinubu and Aregbesola.
The former governor of Lagos State, however, said that there had never been and there would never be any form of rancour between the two of them following the dissolution of the groups.
He said that Aregbesola, a former governor of Osun, had been a staunch member of the ruling APC is dedicated to the progressive ideology of Tinubu’s political family.
“Today, the Governor’s Advisory Council, the highest decision-making body within the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, passed a resolution calling for the disbandment of all factional groups within the party.
“This was to promote discipline, harmony and cohesion and engender party supremacy. The APC is one united political family in Lagos. I remain Ogbeni Aregbesola’s leader. Our political family remains strong. The GAC is a very strong body within the APC leadership structure in Lagos.” Tinubu said.
“And we are staying focused in our commitment to building and maintaining a cohesive political party. Its resolution is not targeted at any particular individual or collection of individuals. The resolution was to restate the often-stated position that the only group known to us is APC and not any of the factional groups. The GAC position does not imply any division within the group. The resolution is well-meaning and should not be misinterpreted,” he said.
Tinubu, however, expressed displeasure in the claims, stressing that the authors of such reports hastily removed facts to publish groundless speculations.