National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari on dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) saying he acted like a true father to save the party from disintegration.
The former Lagos Governor, in a statement he personally signed on Saturday on the APC crisis, said: “President Buhari has done what any parent in his position and with his authority would do.”
Tinubu said the moves were in order, appealing to members of the dissolved NWC to sheathe the sword and see the larger picture on the development.
According to him: “The President has spoken and his decision has been accepted. It is now beholden on all of us, as members of the APC, to recommit ourselves to the ideals and principles on which our party was founded.
‘’While we recognise that people have personal ambitions, those ambitions are secondary, not sacrosanct. Members must subordinate their ambitions to health and well-being of the party. Never should our party be defined by one person’s interests or even the amalgam of all members’ individual interests. A successful party must be greater than the sum of its parts.’’
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the APC, on Thursday, endorsed Buhari’s advice to dissolve the NWC following a leadership crisis in the party. The NEC also set up a caretaker committee headed to pilot affairs of the party for the next six months.