Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it will be a tragedy if Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fails in his mission to reconcile aggrieved members of the ruling party.
The APC chieftainin in an interview with newsmen on Sunday said this while reacting to Tinubu´s recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the APC team of consultation, reconciliation and confidence building team.
According to him, the Kaduna state governor has pocketed the party and wants to impose his will and unleash terror on members, by exploiting his closeness to the President.
”It is going to be a tragedy if he fails. This is what I know and I can speak in parables,´´
”It is left for Asiwaju to build the bridges. Lagos is known for bridges; therefore we hope that there will be Seventh Mainland Bridge to connect the divide, but we are not sure of this.
”Right now, the party is already divided in Kaduna and it is for the national secretariat to note this and we have said it in clear terms.
”The problem has defied solution for two years, but we believe that Asiwaju can do a lot of reconciliation.
”We hope that he will be able to achieve a lot, because if he fails, it is going to be doom for the party.
”In the process where reconciliation is taking place now, I think it is in our interest to put our ambitions in our pockets according to what Mr President said and wait for Asiwaju to address the problem,´´
Sani advised the Tinubu reconciliation team not to take sides but to give equal treatment, especially as far as Kaduna state is concerned, in the interest of the party and its members.
He expressed confidence that Tinubu’s appointment could most likely address the fundamental issues that were confronting the party at both the national and state level.
The Senator, however, maintained that nobody could have solved the party´s many problems other than President Buhari through Tinubu.