By Ezeocha Nzeh
Senator Shehu Sani has warned that doom awaits the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections in 2019 if the reconciliation team of former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, fails to address the crises rocking the party.
Sani, who represents Kaduna Central District at the Red Chamber, said at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja at the weekend that President Muhammadu has made the right choice in Tinubu to reconcile all the aggrieved members and factions of the party.
He said that Tinubu is well suited for the task since he knows everything about the APC.
The Senator said that he was at the APC headquarters to notify its national leaders of the recent developments in the Kaduna State chapter of the party.
According to him, the state currently has two factions of the APC with Governor Nasir el-Rufai heading one, while himself and Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi heads the other faction.
Sani however urged President Buhari to urgently make his position known as regards his alleged second term ambition, stating that only a positive result from the job of Tinubu would save the APC in 2019.
Senator Sani added that Tinubua��s appointment has temporarily halted the planned mass defection of the party members both at the state and National Assembly levels.
He said: a�?I am here at the national secretariat of the APC for two reasons. First, is to personally express my support and solidarity for the efforts of the President in setting up a reconciliation committee headed by Asiwaju Tinubu. It is no more news that the APC is faced with crisis in some states where it holds sway as a party, and this crisis has defiled solutions for over two years. Nobody could have solved this problem other than President Buhari himself through Asiwaju Tinubu.
a�?If the APC must learn anything, it must learn from history and I believe that some of the people who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join in this merger should not come with that bug and bacteria because those fundamental issues need to be addressed. If all party members are not treated equally and fairly, certainly there will be problems,a�? he said.
By Ezeocha Nzeh