As the 2023 election gathers steam, an ally of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of trying to “hijack” the campaign council.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that a letter purportedly authored by Adamu had called into question the alleged sidelining of the party’s leadership from the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
Although Felix Morka, the APC national publicity secretary, in a statement on Thursday said the letter is the handiwork of the opposition parties, Tinubu’s ally, who does not want to be named, told the press that many party members are actually not pleased with the Adamu-led NWC.
He said: “I think Adamu and members of the NWC are just being clever by half. What they want to do is hijack the campaign council.
“For instance, officials of the party do not like the fact that Tinubu made James Faleke secretary of the campaign council.
“What most of the NWC wanted is to retain the same position in the campaign council as they are currently holding in the party.
“They wanted to take control of the council which is not possible because that will be to the detriment of the campaign.
“There are a lot of people who are not happy with the NWC, especially the way they handled the conduct of the presidential primary.
“Most of the APC governors are on the same page with Tinubu because he is carrying them along.
“I also know that governors are not happy with the NWC but I am sure the crisis will be resolved soon.
“Adamu is only trying to blackmail Tinubu because there is no time the party chairman requested for Asiwaju’s attention that he (Tinubu) does not answer him.”