Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Presidency, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It said it is part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the ruling party.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said, “The assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the federation.”
The party has in recent been bedeviled by crisis. Prominent among the states that APC leaders and political office holders are having disagreements are Kano, Oyo, Rivers, Kogi, Kaduna, Zamfara and Osun States among others.
In Kano, there is a disagreement between the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Ganduje was deputy to Kwankwaso who is now a Senator.
In Rivers State, there is also a disagreement between the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator Magnus Abe.
In Osun State, the governor, Rauf Aregbesola and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, are not seeing eye to eye.
The party is also trying to put its house in order ahead of the governorship elections holding in Ekiti and Osun states this year as well as the 2019 general elections.