The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has accused some leaders of the party of working against its interest in the September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election.
The Media Aide of the former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Tunde Rahman, stated this in an article, titled: “Asiwaju Tinubu and Edo Election.”
Rahman, a former Editor of Thisday on Sunday, said unlike other leaders, Tinubu remained firm in his support for the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
He wrote: “With Obaseki firmly in PDP and the battle line drawn for the election, it would be foolhardy to not expect Asiwaju as a leader in the APC to work to advance the cause of his party and the party’s candidate.
“He is very much unlike some of the other so-called leaders and governors in the same party who paid lip service to party loyalty and ideals and who openly worked against their own party and candidate.
“In their perverse and illogical world, their party’s victory in Edo would amount to personal defeat for them all because of a blinding 2023 ambition.
“Those who know him would know that the former Lagos governor has remained consistent and constant in sticking out his neck for his party.
“For him, the party is supreme.
“Not one to jump political ship, his political trajectory would reveal he has kept faith with the progressive parties over the years.
“He invested quality time, energy and resources in the formation of APC and would not want to see it crumble.
“How ironic it is that some of his traducers have been those known to be hopping on political parties at the snap of a finger, including even the same Governor Obaseki?
“Indeed, it must be pointed out clearly that beneath all the shenanigans that trailed Edo poll, underneath all of that rabble-rousing, rumour-mongering, campaign of calumny, character assassination, deceit and double-dealing is the matter of 2023.
“Rather than first helping their party solidify its stronghold and strengthen it for future elections and re-commit themselves to the party’s ideals and principles, the APC chieftains were tearing at the party’s fabric, destroying its foundation and preparing it for eventual disintegration in the name of playing politics of 2023.
“But like Asiwaju rightly observed, he is but a mere mortal who does not foresee tomorrow.
“What tomorrow holds, indeed what 2023 holds, is within the province of God Almighty.”