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Tinubu restates commitment to APC, denies link to new party

Tinubu restates commitment to APC, denies link to new party

In what appears an affirmation of his 'unwavering commitment' to the ruling party in Nigeria, one of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has reiterated his loyalty to the APC.

Tinubu who made his views known via a series of tweets on his twitter handle @Asiwaju Tinubu, on Monday, also denied links to the formation of a new party.

He said he will not abandon the ruling party, which he laboured to build.
Tinubu noted that irrespective of mistakes that have been made, he remains committed to the “ideas that fuelled” the creation of the party.

He added that he had devoted his life to building the party while stressing that the national purpose of APC is bigger than the desire of any individual.

In one of the tweets, Tinubu said, “This is a party I laboured with others to build. We would not abandon it for another. Millions of Nigerians who voted are watching and praying.

“I have devoted my political life to achieving what has been achieved. My heart is too much of the people and my mind too fixed on establishing a positive historic legacy… rather than engage in destructive pettiness”.

He also said, “This government, APC, is for the betterment of the people and the national purpose is bigger and more important than any individual’s desires.

“In our journey to national betterment, plans and policies will be made, then amended. Mistakes will occur and then corrected…

“Achievements will be had and replicated. Through it all, I, Asiwaju will remain true to the progressive ideals that fueled the creation of APC.”

The latest statement from Tinubu is coming on the heels of reports linking him to plans to form a mega party. It can also be recalled that there has been no love lost between Tinubu and the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun since the emergence of  Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate.

The relationship was further strained after the Ondo state APC governorship primaries. Tinubu in a scathing letter demanded for the resignation of the party chairman whom he accused of several acts of malfeasance.

In response, the party chairman said the party leader was misinformed and that his letter was based on faulty foundation.


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