APC Crisis: Youth protest against Tinubu at party secretariat


Some youth on Tuesday protested at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, demanding that one of the party’s leaders, Bola Tinubu, stop harassing its national leadership.

The youth under the aegis of APC Youth Democratic Frontiers asked Mr. Tinubu to leave the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, alone and concentrate his political activities in Lagos State where he (Tinubu) was governor.

Mr. Tinubu recently demanded the resignation of Mr. Odigie-Oyegun for his alleged role in the choice of Rotimi Akeredolu as the APC governorship candidate in the November governorship election in Ondo.

Alleging that Mr. Odigie-Oyegun was perpetrating injustice, the former Lagos governor said the development showed that there was an evil and regressive force within the party using the national chairman to derail the party’s democratic and progressive tenets.

While the deputy spokesperson of the APC, Timi Frank, also demanded the resignation of the national chairman thus indicating a crack within the leadership of the party, a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, asked the leadership to live by the rules of democracy and respect democratic consensus.

During the protest, the APCYDF asked Mr. Tinubu to limit his political empire to the South-west region “because Nigeria is bigger than a region or Lagos State.”

The group’s National Coordinator, Salahudeen Lukman, who addressed journalists, said its members could no longer fold their arms and allow party feudal lords to expropriate its ethics simply on regional nomenclature aimed at usurping the national interest.

“It should be stated categorically that we are no longer comfortable with the whims and caprices of an orchestrated Jagaban resident in Bourdilion, Lagos and directed at misdirecting our progressive party simply to achieve egocentric empirical relevance,” he said.

“Let us state on a sad note that this overbearing tendency on the part of Tinubu is not limited to the federal level alone, he meddles in the affairs of even states that are not his home states.”

Mr. Lukman also accused the APC national leader of undermining the position of the president of the country by incessantly sponsoring the spurious ridicule of his anti-corruption fight.

He said each time fake stories of impropriety were written about these president’s appointees, paid critics and activists on hire were always quick to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of fighting corruption while surrounding himself with corrupt people.

“What we learnt is that Tinubu is attacking these aides of Mr. President because he believes he should have been the one who makes appointments into those positions as opposed to what happened when Mr. President acted in national interest and cohesion to appoint tested and trusted individuals,” the coordinator alleged.


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  • Spoken word

    Thank God Tinubu is finished. does he think Nigeria is lagos.the guy is dumber that I thought

    • Gbam!!!!

      “An authorised biography of President
      Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how the President chose Vice-President Yemi
      Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election despite the
      opposition of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola
      Tinubu. The book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in
      written by Prof. John Paden, was presented at an elaborate
      event at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday.

      According to the book, the names of
      Tinubu; the then Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN); and
      Osinbajo, were forwarded to Buhari for him to pick a running mate shortly after
      the retired general emerged the party’s candidate at its convention in Lagos.
      The author claimed that Buhari chose Osinbajo above others despite enormous
      pressure from Tinubu to do otherwise. He, however, did not disclose who
      forwarded the list of the three nominees to Buhari.”


      (October 4th, 2016)

      • Spoken word

        Dont mind the power drunk clown

        • Adebayo Adeyemi

          Well I think people are now wise and they want to free themself from leaders that doesn’t care about them.

        • Mufu Ola

          Tinubu have conquered the wailers.The Igbos.The reason why he attracts so much comments from the permanent losers.

          • Spoken word

            why are you mentioning Igbos, did anyone say Tinubu has issues with Igbos. Stop being daft, unless you are telling me that Akeredolu is now an Igbo man.

  • Yorubas are falling down

    Chairman of APC United Front, a group in All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, has described as laughable, calls by Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign as chairman of the party. Musa, in a statement, said: “The world has seen a more progressive party in APC under Oyegun’s dynamic leadership. Chief Oyegun is not under the influence of a powerful and sinister arm of government. He will never thwart the will of the people.” Yorubas who betrayed the SS are falling down falling down–my dear Obasanjo ati Tinubu—-no where to run to-Again are the Edo from Ife or Dahomey

  • Arabakpura

    Is the snake about to feed on its tail? Nigeria my country and her brand of politicians! Obviously, a new party is in the offing except PDP is mended! Let me see: APCPDP!

    • Darlington

      No. Tinubu has already instructed his boys to defeat to AD as second option.

      • Sean

        Defeat or defect?? Lol

  • Teflonjones

    The Asiwaju should excuse himself from the APC and watch it self destruct.

  • suleiman

    Dog eat dog. This is good news

  • Nobody’sPuppet

    Yorubas are the dumbest clowns in Nigeria. Their slavery mentality is alarming. Their betrayal nature is disgusting. They will remain fools
    and slaves of Fulanis forever. The more they think they are smart the more they display their stupidity.

    When one take a good look at the history of their politicians like Abiola, Shonekon, Awolowo, Obasonjo, Bola Ige etc….you can easily come to conclusion that these people are real chimpanzees. After all, they look like chimpanzee. Obasonjo and Tinubu are a replica of chimpanzee

    • Mufu Ola

      Point of correction.Igbos & some areas in Niger Delta have spent their entire history in slavery (under the Northerners )with Yorubas nurturing into civilization. But they never got d message until they were whacked in 2015.Sorry don’t be so short minded.

      • Nobody’sPuppet

        Your mind is suffering from epilepsy. Igbos had never, is never and will never submit to Yoruba or Hausa antics and slavery. Igbos are not cowards and betrayals like yorufools. Igbos are a tribe of fearless and courageous people. Yorufools can sell their souls for a morsel of oil beans and bread. Useless set of people who can’t stand on their own like Hausa foolanis. Your love for slavery is the reason you have remained in an abusive relationship with your slave masters. Why not join us in our campaign for the division of the zoo? Cowards and certified betrayals!

        Where is your civilisation? Is it because of that no man’s land/Lagos. Could you build Lagos without the Igbos, FG and oil money from the SE/SS. Oluwale & Owanbe mentality!
        Show me another yorufool land or state that can contest with states in Igbo land.

        • Mufu Ola

          What are looking for in other people’s territories if you “know” how to build? “No man’s land”? Go to East & create yours. You people have already crown Tinubu as your conqueror.That’s why any rift he has with his partymen results in your yelling/jubilation & childish theories.

  • Action Group

    Rented youths paid to disavow Tinubu should be asked where they were when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu led the coalition that became APC today sacrificing all appointments to put forward people he believed will make the party great.We pity these paid and jobless youths toying with their future,they need to review their activities and stay off leadership crisis in APC.

    • Factsay

      So if u lead alliance u become emperor? smh

      • Dennis R. C. Braves-Elue

        I WONDER

  • Capt

    The battle never start sef