The former Lagos State Governor who for a long time has held sway to the unofficial title of “National leader” of the party has seen his powers and influence wane in recent times.
Tinubu who came under intense attack, following his call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun over allegations of irregularities during the party’s primary election in Ondo State that produced the State governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Akeredolu’s win at the polls is seen by many as a slight to the power structure of Tinubu within the party. Following these concerns, there has been insinuation in some quarters that hemay dump the APC.
Reports recently had it that he and former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku were planning to float another political party ahead of 2019.
But Tinubu who took to his twitter handle @AsiwajuTinubu wrote:
“This is a party I laboured with others to build. We would not abandon it for another. Millions of Nigerians who voted are watching and praying.”
“APC, is for the people and the national purpose is bigger and more important than any individual desire.”
“I have devoted my political life to achieve what has been achieved. My heart is too much of the people and my mind too fixed on establishing.”
“Achievements will be had and replicated. Through it all, I, Asiwaju will remain true to the progressive ideals that fuelled the creation of APC.”
“In our journey to national betterment, plans and policies will be made, then amended. Mistakes will occur and then corrected.”
As the political process and dynamics unravel prior to 2019, the last surely hasn’t been heard about the political alliances involving Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other heavyweights within the All Progressives Congress.