The lawmaker who is a close friend of Mr. President said forces within the APC establishment have already began a political battle geared towards seizing power in 2019.
“The rancour in the APC is being orchestrated by some people in order to frustrate and distract Buhari from performing”.
The Senator pointed to the ongoing exchange of words between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and also the battle between the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
It will be recalled that the Governor of Kaduna State had during the week launched a salvo against Alhaji Atiku saying, “Alhaji Atiku is already running for 2019, and he thinks he can make people like us collateral damage in his attempt to rejuvenate his image.
“This obsession for power inclined him to support the rebellion against the party (APC) that manifested in the National Assembly, and is continuing with obvious disrespect for the incumbent president.”
“Everyone knows that I support and will continue to work for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari as he leads our country through tough times.”
In the South-West, supporters of Bola Ahmed Tinubu are reportedly calling on him to float a new party and wean the APC of his support, saying he has been relegated in the scheme of things.
Bola Tinubu’s Supporters under the hashtag #IStandWithTinubu, held a grand rally in Lagos echoing Tinubu’s displeasure over state of affairs in the APC.
The argument is that in the event that Tinubu pulls out of the APC, the party would be ‘too malnourished’ to win re-election.