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Published On: Sun, Jul 12th, 2015

APC Board of Trustees Chair: Adamawa Think Tank Prefers Atiku to Tinubu

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

LAGOS JULY 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-As the governing All Progressives Congress gets set to appoint a chairman for its Board of Trustees, a group with ties to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the leadership of the party to appoint the former VP into the position.
APC is set to appoint the BoT Chair at a meeting slated for July 20 in Abuja and feelers from the party secretariat shows that the race to the chairmanship position is largely between Atiku and a former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, a senior leader of the party.

Adamawa Think Tank, comprising of politicians and professionals from Adamawa state, Saturday, said Atiku is the best bet because according to them, “he fits the office”.
The chairman of the group, Danladi Danasabe, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone said “the party at present is enmeshed in crisis following the election of new leaders for the national assembly and what we need is a person with experience in handling such issues to come on board and take us back on track”.
He also said it would be wrong to “even consider Tinubu, because he is part of the problem”.
“All that is happening now is because Tinubu tried to impose some people on our lawmakers and they rejected, so appointing him now with a view to solving the problem simply amounts to a judge presiding over his own case,” Mr. Danasabe said.
He added although the former Lagos Governor made tremendous sacrifice leading to the success of the APC, he said, his “brand of politics and approach to issues may lead to a serious crash”.
Vanguard reported on Saturday that in spite of opposition from some members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, odds still favour Mr. Tinubu.
The paper reported that some NWC member fear that Mr. Tinubu may use the office to attack most them especially the National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun, as well as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who are both in his bad books following the National Assembly leadership election.
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