The National Leader cum founder of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, seem to be facing a hard time as his political dynasty may be facing a huge threat.
This is because according to reports from Naija News, certain groups within the party led by some politicians from northern extraction seem to have successfully torpedoed Bola Tinubu’s influence under the watchful supervision of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
According to 247ureports, some sources close to the presidency have indicated that the groups have enveloped the current leadership tussle at the two chambers of the National Assembly – to the extent that both candidates who were presented by the political group of Tinubu have been labelled as unacceptable by the group.
This group which consists of the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El Rufai, Minister of Power/Work/Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu and the entire APC Governors of the North East and North West geopolitical regions including other silent APC chieftains are according to reports, strongly against the continued influence of the Tinubu led dynasty in the new national assembly.
Our source points to the candidateship of Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan who represents Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State vying to become the Senate president. “He is Tinubu/Oshiomole candidate”, so is also Femi Gbajabiamila who represents Surulere federal constituency in Lagos State. “They are both Tinubu/Oshiomole candidates”.
The El Rufai led group – with the approval of the President – have made a move to reshuffle the deck of cards against the choices presented by Tinubu.
The group have finally made a decision to not go with Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan.
Our source is not yet sure as to the persons the group have decided to go with but what is a certainty is that the choices of Tinubu have been discarded with.
With this new development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seem to be gaining more controlling influence over the final outcome. Presently, the APC has 62 Senators against the PDP that has 37 senators.
In the House of representative, APC has 211 while PDP 111. The new faction which has divided the support base and voting strength of the APC in both chambers of the House has, as a result, caused the PDP to have the votes to decide who wins.
Our source points to the current Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as possibly retaining the seat.