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Trouble in APC! Tinubu rejects National Leader title

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Trouble in APC! Tinubu rejects National Leader title

Trouble in APC! Tinubu rejects National Leader title
September 26
13:21 2016

In the long run, failure is the only thing that flowers predictably; like success, it has no fixed abode, it is a tide in the affairs of man that is alternately shared as the tyrant strokes of fate and circumstances dictate. This brittle reality is better appreciated within the camp of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Tinubu a.k.a Lion of Bourdillon among other things, smarts from the slashes of betrayal and the misery of defeat; as you read.

The former Governor of Lagos State and founder of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently suffered a devastating blow to his political empire and influence within the APC courtesy party members.

According to PremiumTimes, Tinubu, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of perpetrating “injustice”, saying he would rather not hold the honorary title of “national leader” in such a party.
“I would rather not have any title yet reside in a party that honours democracy than hold a title in a party that says it honours me but that treats justice with indecency,” Mr. Tinubu said in an explosivestatement on Sunday, in which he chronicled the alleged political sins of the party’s national chairman, John Oyegun.
Mr. Tinubu had been accorded the position following the critical role he played in the emergence of the APC as a major challenger to the then-ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s decades-long hold on power.

Mr. Tinubu said Mr. Oyegun favoured a candidate in the APC gubernatorial primaries in Ondo State and forced his choice through using a sleight of hand.
“A conspiracy to steal the Ondo primary had been uncovered. Fortunately, the grand deception afoot had been unable to cover its tracks fast enough. Truth began to cry for justice,” he said.
“Several candidates filed petitions contesting the result. The party established an investigative board to review the evidence. In a two to one decision, the panel found the delegate roster had suffered tampering. The panel recommended that a new primary should be held using the valid delegate list. This recommendation was tabled before the National Working Committee (NWC).

“After many hours of deliberations spanning several days, a final vote was held by the NWC. Beforehand, NWC members agreed that the decision of the majority would become the stance of the party. Such is the way of democracy. The NWC voted six against five to cancel the fraudulent results and hold an honest primary. For a moment, it seemed the party would restore its integrity by giving democracy a chance. However, those who sought to scam an entire state would not let the vote of 11 people spoil their enterprise.

“After the NWC vote, a noticeably agitated Chairman Oyegun proposed the NWC engage in prayer before concluding the meeting. Adhering to this chairman’s request, NWC members began to pray. Seeing that the others had taken his bait, Oyegun used the prayerful interlude to secretly excuse himself from the meeting. Contravening the NWC decision and in violation of all rules of fundamental decency, Oyegun decided to safeguard the fraud done in Ondo by perpetrating a greater fraud. Oyegun arrogated to himself the right to submit the name of Rotimi Akeredolu to INEC as the candidate of the party,” Mr. Tinubu said.

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