Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said there are no differences that needed reconciliation in the party, maintaining that what the party’s Caretaker Committee headed by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, was undertaking across the country was consultation and not reconciliation.
Tinubu stated this while speaking with newsmen after a closed-door meeting with members of the APC caretaker committee at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence on Thursday night.
“We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC, we just had consultation and it is how our party, the APC would continue to be a progressive party,” Tinubu said.
According to him, the committee headed by Governor Buni is a consultation and not reconciliation committee, saying this was so “because nobody is fighting anybody” as the party had never been divided.
“We have never been divided, there can be disagreement because not everybody is a zombie.
“There are instances when you disagree but it doesn’t mean that you cannot discuss it over and be a good example in leadership and politics,” the former governor said.
Tinubu further stated that politics without seeming media crisis would be less interesting, adding that the APC leadership and members were steering the ship of the nation and party in the right direction.
“But the question is are we committed to building this party and Nigeria? That is what we are all about.
“We are steering the ship of our nation and our party in the right direction,” he said.
Tinubu said he trust and respect the chairman of the caretaker committee and he is willing to support him to succeed for the APC to continue in its progressive governance of the country.
Chairman of the committee, Governor Buni, told newsmen that the series of meetings being held across the country by the committee were all part of the consultation it was engaging in, declaring that the task before the committee was daunting and, therefore, needed guidance, experience and prayers from party leaders.
“You know the task before us is daunting and we need guidance, experience and prayers from our leaders,” he said.
Also speaking, Governor Sanwo-Olu described the meeting as fruitful.
“I am a good host, I am happy to have my colleagues here, it has been a very fruitful discussion we’ve had here this evening,“ Sanwo-Olu said.
Buni and other members of the caretaker committee, including the Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator Akpan Udo-Edehe; Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bello and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were in attendance at the meeting.