UPDATED: Tinubu In Closed Door Meeting With APC’s NWC
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday visited the National Secretariat of the party to discuss with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) on how to undertake the reconciliation of aggrieved members of the party across the country.
Tinubu who is one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, said this during a meeting with the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
He spoke before reporters were asked to leave the hall for the party leaders to meet behind closed doors.
Tinubu said, “Change cannot be served like instant coffee, we have to grow it, we have to face challenges. I sympathise with us and I want us to also look at ourselves (as a party) since we won the last elections that expectations were very high and the good will was extremely very high but where are we today?
“My mission is to seek opinions and advice on the various conflicts we have in some states, or if there is any national one to reconcile, move the party in a cohesive manner, and reposition if any.”
Talking about his mission, the former Lagos State Governor said,”I came for consultations. Consultations since you are aware of the assignment given to me by the President and I am all ears to listen to the various challenges that we have.
“We have this party, we all worked hard after the last convention, we had congresses in various wards to elect the party leaders we have at the various levels.”
“We’ve never governed before but we won the confidence of Nigerians to govern,”
Tinubu stormed the APC National Secretariat at about 2:05 pm went into the office of the APC National Chairman where they met discuss before walking into the conference hall.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, Odigie-Oyegun while welcoming Tinubu and his entourage stated that it was necessary for the APC to put things in order in order “to become a political force in 2019.
Odigie-Oyegun said, “We have major issues in the National Assembly, we have major issues in Benue State, we have major issues in Kano State, we have major issues in Kogi…”
Responding to the APC Chairman, Tinubu stated that his mission to the party secretariat was in line with the task given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the crisis facing the party at various levels.
He said that despite the challenges facing the party, the APC is still the best alternative for Nigeria.
Tinubu observed that many were not aware of the enormity of the challenges because hope and the goodwill of the party enjoyed at inception were very high.