President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to work with the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu in resolving their differences.
Buhari said members needed to cooperate with the former Lagos State Governor in settling their differences because elections “are looming on the horizon.”
He made the appeal while speaking at the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting in Abuja.
Buhari also urged members not to lose sight of the party’s common purpose of breaking the “mould of Nigerian politics and taking the country to new heights.”
According to Buhari, “I am not asking us to relax and take things easy. As we all know, elections are looming on the horizon, we must therefore get our act together.
“Accordingly, I implore all members of the Party to give the Asiwaju Committee full cooperation to resolve differences existing amongst our members in the States affected.
“It is perhaps inevitable that there would be differences of opinion within the Party. If we didn’t have differences we wouldn’t be a genuinely democratic Party.
“But we must not lose sight of our common purpose as a new Party to break the mould of Nigerian politics and take the country to new heights.
“Therefore, we have asked our respected Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead this process of restoring order to the ranks, manage differences and strengthen the Party.
“Mr Chairman, members of the National Executive Committee, I must acknowledge that the pace of government has not met the expectations of many within our Party.
“But few of us knew or appreciated the depth of the hole when we took office. Thus we spent the last two years digging the country out of the mess we met.
“Furthermore, the stand-off between the Executive and the National Assembly slowed the process of government. We are working hard to resolve the differences so that the country can move forward.”