How Chief Akande plans to destabilize the party, APC group alleges

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Asiwaju Champions group, an All Progressives Congress Support group that worked for the emergence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has raised an alarm on alleged sinister plot by a former National chairman of the All Progressives Congres, Chief Bisi Akande and some minority dissidents members of the National Working Committee of the ruling party to destabilise the party and destroy the relative peace that has trailed the overwhelming victory of the party in the 2023 General election.

In a press statement signed by the Director General of the group, Professor Ahmed Yakubu, the group accused Akande of allegedly enlisting political renegades in the NWC to collect signatures in order to pass a vote of no confidence on the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.The statement reads :” It is unfortunate that Baba Akande who should be an elder stateman is the one trying to blackmail an unyielding President Tinubu to remove the Chairman of the party who just saw the party through the most difficult election we have had since the return to democracy. Reports we have from our sources confirmed that Salihu Lukman and Mustapha Lukman, two zonal vice chairmen of the party have been contracted to the tune of 500m to collect signatures of NWC members and ultimately pass a vote of no confidence on the chairman. We want to state that this plan has failed ab-initio. There are also rumours that they approached the National Secretary of the party too. This move is illegal, unconstitutional and is bound to fail. The party and indeed the nation has moved beyond the pre- presidential primaries issues that Akande and his co-travellers are still using to destroy the party. The National Chairman ensured a free and fair primary that led to the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and mobilised the party and country by leading the campaign that led to the victory of the party in February 2023. The President of the country who is a savvy politician understands the nuances and undercurrent that happened then and has equally moved beyond all that. Why then should anyone bring it up now especially when we should be celebrating our victory.

If truly these elements have keyed into the renewed hope agenda, they wouldn’t be instrumental in causing a deliberate stress for Mr President as he is well occupied with the country’s success, we want to bring to the notice of our esteemed party leaders and members that these people should be warned and called to order immediately,” the statement concluded.

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