Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is unhappy over latest developments in the party which has seen him losing grip of the structures.
Governors elected on the party’s platform on Thursday took over control of the party following the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) by the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The decision to dissolve the NWC which was badly factionalised was taken after the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari, who by virtue of his position is the leader of the party.
Despite opposition from the late Abiola Ajimobi-led NWC that the meeting is illegal, the president, vice president, governors and other party leaders attended the meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Even though Tinubu, it was gathered, opposed the convening of the NEC meeting, many of his loyalists, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, among others, were in attendance.
It is also speculated that the latest development may have put paid to his presidential ambition in 2023, even though Tinubu has not confirmed whether he is running.