2019: APC is doomed if Tinubu fails to reconcile members – Shehu Sani
Kaduna State – The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be doomed if the party National Chairman failed to reconcile aggrieved members.
“It is going to be a tragedy if he fails. This is what I know and I can speak in parables,” said Sani who has not been in a good relationship with Governor Ahmad Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
The Chieftain of the APC was reacting to Bola Tinubu’s recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to lead a team of consultation in order to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
He made this in the state on Sunday while responding to interviews from newsmen.
Tinubu is to return sanity to the party by forging cohesion ahead of the APC general election in 2019. It involves, among other things, resolving the internal crisis among leaders and members.
He added that the move to reconcile members differences may have stopped mass defections of APC members to opposition parties.
The Kaduna Senator noted that the party had been swimming in crisis for the past two years, recalling that several efforts made so far to resolve it had failed
Sani confirmed that Kaduna state chapter of the party was having a parallel executive, adding that it was left for Tinubu team to reconcile the situation before it becomes uncontrollable.
“It is left for Asiwaju to build the bridges. Lagos is known for bridges; therefore we hope that there will be Seventh Mainland Bridge to connect the divide, but we are not sure of this.
“Right now, the party is already divided in Kaduna and it is for the national secretariat to note this and we have said it in clear terms.
“The problem has defied solution for two years, but we believe that Asiwaju can do a lot of reconciliation.
“We hope that he will be able to achieve a lot because if he fails, it is going to be doom for the party.
“In the process where reconciliation is taking place now, I think it is in our interest to put our ambitions in our pockets according to what Mr President said and wait for Asiwaju to address the problem,” he said.