APC Crisis: Tinubu was Betrayed – Party Chieftain

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Chief Ayo Akande has said that the disrespect for the party’s position on appointment of principal officers of the National Assembly is a betrayal of the trust the National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed reposed on the party.

Akande in a statement said “You can imagine the response of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the crisis in the National Assembly. Saraki said his ‘hands are tied’ and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogora, said what was going on in the House ‘is politics.’ Must everything that is indecent be politics? This is unfair to the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Tinubu.

“What is going on in the party is not only an affront to Tinubu but also a cheat on the entire membership of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, who fought for the success of the APC during the last general election with everything they had.

“The simple arithmetic is that the vice-president and speaker is equal to the president. If the Presidency went to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, both the vice-president and the speaker positions should go to the former ACN. The senate president could come from the defunt All Nigeria Peoples Party. Anything short of that is cheating on the ACN.”

Akande urged the South-West politicians of the party to be patient so that there will be a lasting solution to the crisis.

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