I am Not Surprised by Tinubu-Oyegun feud- Yakasai
PDP chieftain in Kano, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Yakasai has emphasized that marginalization of other key parties that came together to form APC by president Buhari led to the current dispute between National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun.
Yakasai said he was not surprised by the latest development because signs of the crisis have been there since the formation of APC.
“APC is an amalgamation of four to five political groups. After the formation of the government, only members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) were being considered for political patronage, while members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been sidelined”he said.
“The ACN leader, Asiwaju Tinubu, is totally out of the picture despite the fact that the vice president (Yemi Osinbajo) is his nominee. The appointment of Fashola to the jumbo ministry is considered personal, just like that of Amaechi. Bukola’s emergence as Senate president was largely due to his personal financial prowess and the support he received from the PDP members in the Senate,” he added.
The Kano-based politician noted that despite the appointment of former national chairman of ANPP Dr. Ogbannaya Onu as a minister, the members of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) “are neither here nor there”.