An ally of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, of trying to take over the party’s Campaign Council.
Recall that a leaked letter that went viral had emerged online on Thursday purportedly written by Adamu to Tinubu over the composition of the campaign council
In the leaked letter, the APC chairman accused Tinubu of breaching the agreement he had with the National Working Committee (NWC) with regard to the composition of the presidential campaign council.
Adamu said the presidential candidate is operating solo whereas winning elections is supposed to be a collaborative effort.
But in a swift statement, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka denied any letter originated from the chairman to the presidential candidate on such an issue.
According to Morka, there is no disagreement between Adamu and Tinubu nor did the viral letter originate from the party chairman has been alleged.
But speaking to Vanguard, the APC chieftain accused Adamu and members of the NWC of trying to take control and hijack the council.
He claimed that the NWC members are angry that Tinubu made James Faleke the Secretary of the campaign council and not one of them, adding that the intention of Adamu was to fill the council with his loyalists.
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. I also know that Adamu is only trying to blackmail Tinubu because there is no time the party chairman requested Asiwaju’s attention that he (Tinubu) does not answer him.
‘’There is more to the letter he wrote, otherwise, why should he write a letter and then leak it to the press? We all know there is an ulterior motive but what I know is that Adamu’s plan will fail.”