A Northern group has advised politicians against undermining the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
According to the ‘Patriotic Northern Coalition for Justice, Peace and Equity’, Tinubu is a powerful and influential politician who has immense support across various regions in Nigeria.
The national coordinator of the coalition, Alhaji Babangida Sule Jnr, revealed to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday, June 14, that Tinubu contributed a lot to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Politicians are already strategising for 2019 and they will stop at nothing to achieve their aim. Some of them are in APC and we have uncovered that part of their aims is to undermine the party’s chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, because they see him as a stumbling block.”
“But we the Patriotic Northern Coalition won’t allow them because we are still grateful to Tinubu for what he has done for the North in the 2015 general elections, particularly his efforts in the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari. We know that many people played crucial roles in the emergence of Buhari, but Tinubu tops them all.”
“Personally, I know of the many times he came to Kaduna to meet with Buhari and assure him that he would do all he could to support him and ensure his victory. I know all these things because I was part of the groups that met with him on several occasions, including some APC governors today.”
“Again, in order to ensure Buhari’s victory at the primaries, he used his influence to move the convention from Abuja to Lagos. We know what happened after that and at the final election. So, we won’t allow anybody or group of persons to plan anything against his interest in APC. Besides, such plot will be counter-productive because Tinubu is an influential APC chieftain that commands respect in his region and some other regions.
“Moreover, any crisis in the APC today will be harmful to the nation because APC is the ruling party and whatever affects it can easily impact negatively on the nation.”