Buhari Averted An All Out War Between Tinubu and Oyegun- Report

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We could have been in the middle of a political civil war if not for the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari who stopped APC chieftains, John Oyegun and Bola Tinubu from going to war.

Recall that Oyegun released a statement in which he acknowledged Tinubu’s statement, but according to the Saturday Tribune, things could have been much worse.

It seems that Oyegun originally had a more detailed response for Tinubu’s attack, one which would have been an attack in itself which also had the potential of triggering a war of words between the two camps, but with the intervention of the President, only a short and terse response was given.

The APC National Chairman had been at the Presidential Villa Friday afternoon and had refused to speak with State House correspondents. He later surfaced at the party’s national secretariat in the evening where he again refused to speak to the press who had burning questions as to his reaction to the Tinubu saga.

The APC source who asked not to be named said the president asked Oyegun not to escalate the crisis by replying Tinubu point by point.

Instead the response read in part; “I thank you for your letter dated February 21, 2018 and for your prayers and good wishes for my health. I wish you well and pray that our good God keeps you strong and grant you His peace.

“Let me once again formally congratulate you on the peace-making assignment Mr. President has entrusted you with. It is most challenging but I believe you will ultimately justify the confidence reposed in you by Mr.  President.

“In this you have my fullest support.  Be assured, Asiwaju, of my highest regards now and always.”

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