Fresh crisis in threatening to hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) over the decision to retract a ‘draft letter’ written to its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Recall that a leaked letter which went viral had emerged online on Thursday suggesting all is not well within the ruling party.
In the leaked letter, the APC National Chairman accused Tinubu of breaching the agreement he had with the 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.
However, the APC, in a swift reaction, denied any letter originated from the chairman to the presidential candidate on such an issue.
The denial was contained in a statement on Thursday issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka.
According to Morka, there is no disagreement between Adamu and Tinubu neither did the viral letter originate from the party chairman has been alleged.
But Daily Sun reports that the decision of Morka to distance the NWC from the purported letter did not go down well with some members of the party.
A member of the NWC expressed shock over the action of the party’s spokesperson, saying the leadership did not authorise his action.
The NWC member said: “We resolved during our meeting on Wednesday to write to our presidential candidate and President Muhammadu Buhari to specifically register our anger over the actions of the PCC in usurping our responsibility. I can confirm to you that NWC authored that letter written to our presidential candidate, but it was unfortunate that it got leaked the way it did at that stage. The leakage is regrettable, but that will not in anyway change the decision we took during out meeting.
“If the letter leaked and so what? Some of our members are angry that the publicity secretary issued that statement without authorisation from members. We never agreed on such decision to warrant him making such U-turn unilaterally on the decision we took during our meeting on Wednesday.
“Many of us have agreed to stand by our decision on the letters to Tinubu and Buhari. We cannot fold our hands and watch the PCC take over our responsibility. If for no other thing, it will set a bad precedence. If the PCC leadership succeeds in this, our positions in the party is no longer secured.”