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APC National Working Committee member has raised eyebrow over Tinubu’s congratulatory message to Atiku.

9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that  member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National working Committee (NWC) has raised the red flag on what he says is a subtle attempt by some presidential aspirants to intimidate members of the NWC, other presidential Aspirants and the indeed the party in the build to the party’s Special Convention.

Making reference to the congratulatory message sent to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,the PDP standard bearer by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, wherein the former Lagos State governor invited Atiku to presidential contest proper, the APC chieftain who does not want to be named in print argued that such invitation was uncalled for since Tinubu is yet to emerge as the APC flagbearer.

Lauding the PDP presidential primary at the weekend, Tinubu had commended Atiku as Conduct of the primary, and expressed confidence that both Political gladiators will square up in the presidential election proper.

However the party chieftain opined that until Asiwaju Tinubu emerges at the party’s Convention any attempt by him to presumptuously invite a candidate of another party to a duel amounts to intimidation of the APC the NWC and therefore uncalled for.

He maintained that the party and NWC will not be intimidated by anyone and urged members to remain committed to electing a candidate that will serve the interest of the party.

“The NWC is here to serve members and the interest of the party. We must not allow any aspirant to intimidate us or create the impression that he is ordained to pick the ticket of the party.

“For many of us in the NWC the statement credited to one of the Aspirants, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unnecessary and from my point of view , is aimed to intimidate the NWC, and to some extent the delegates and Aspirants as well.

“With that said, it is important that all Aspirants be reminded that the NWC is committed to ensuring that the best among the Aspirants emerge in a process that suits the peculiar need of the party and aspiration of its members beyond the President Muhammadu Buhari era.

“For starters ,let me say that the interest of all the Aspirants are represented in the NWC and therefore there’s no need to worry”.

It was gathered that the comment credit to Tinubu cost a steer among presidential aspirants with some expressing concern that the NWC may have sold out ahead of the special Convention.

Among other things the Jagaban had said:

“I welcome the victory of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded primary. I look forward to squaring up with him as a worthy opponent in the coming election.

“I have known the former Vice President as a formidable politician and a patriot who believes in the unity and progress of our dear country.

“As we move further into the election season, I charge the PDP presidential candidate and all political actors across party lines that we should make this election season one that is devoid of bitterness, rancour and strife.

“We should make our campaigns peaceful and issue based. Election season should be a festival of ideas that will uplift our country and improve the living condition of all our people.

 

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