APC May Settle For Caretaker Committee To Please Tinubu
The All Progressive Congress’ caucus and National Executive Council meetings coming up on Monday and Tuesday may consider setting up a national caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party.
This fresh move is to appease the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and his supporters.
Tinubu has been unhappy with the tenure elongation of the John Odie-Oyegun-led exco and has as a result gone cold on his reconciliation drive in the party.
Recall that the party at its 5th NEC meeting on February 27 agreed that the tenure of the National Working Committee (NWC) and other executives at all levels, which supposed to end by June this year be extended by 12 months, a move which led to legal tussles against the party.
Tinubu and the party chairman, Oyegun have been at loggerheads for a while over the handling of the party.
The crisis festered and blew open during the November 2016 governorship election in Ondo State where Tinubu’s preferred candidate, Olusegun Abraham was technically knocked out in favour of the elected governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, allegedly with the connivance with Oyegun.
In September 2016, Tinubu had asked Oyegun to quit as the party chairman. The latter never heeded the call prompting Tinubu to repeat the call on February 22, 2018 but Oyegun was adamant.
The tenure extension for Oyegun may be the last straw that broke the camel’s back in the misunderstanding between Tinubu and Oyegun.
Credible sources in the party told Bounce News on Monday that the issue of caretaker committee will be raised at the caucus and NEC meetings, with a view to reversing the one year tenure extension given to Oyegun.
This, it was also learnt, was all in an effort to placate Tinubu.
A senior member of the party in Lagos told our correspondent that the party must play around the decision taken at the last NEC meeting so as to avoid several litigations against it.
The member who pleaded anonymity said: “The APC Constitution does not provide for tenure extension until amendment is done hence a caretaker committee arrangement may be considered”
Henry Ajomale, the Lagos APC Chairman refrained from commenting on the issue.
Repeated calls and several text messages to the state chairman were not responded to.