Tambuwal To Resolve Tinubu-Oyegun Rift As Buhari, Others Back Peace Move
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has offered to help resolve the rift between the national chairman of the All Progresisives Congress (APC), John Oyegun and the party’s national leader, Aiwaju Bola Tinubu.
It would be recalled that Tinubu had asked Oyegun to resign his position as the chairman of the party following the alleged manipulation of the Ondo state governorship primary election.
Tinubu specifically alleged that Oyegun helped in perpetrating the alleged fraud that characterised the primaries, stating that he was leading the APC down the path of internal tyranny.
But while Oyegun in his reply simply described the allegation by Tinubu as untrue choosing not to join issues with him because he is a respected leader of the party, governor Tambuwal offered to mediate betwen the duo to prevent the rift from further degenerating.
Tambuwal was said to have visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa to seek his blessing for the task of resolving the crisis.
Although the governor refused to divulge the reason for his meeting with the president, he was said to have briefed the president on his planned peace mission, a move the president endorsed.
It was also learnt that beside the president, leaders of the party including governors, legislators, elders, etc have also thrown their weight behind the speedy resolution of the fued as they are clearly unhappy about the developments in the party.
It remains to be seen how Tambuwal will forge ahead with the reconciliation of both parties.