All Progressives Congress (APC) kingmaker and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who likes to be called “national leader” of the party, is said to be fed up with all things about the party.
Tinubu is having a very public spat with the party’s national chairman, John Oyegun, over alleged irregularities in the APC’s conducting of the Ondo State primaries for the governorship of the state.
A source close to the APC leadership informed Naijiant.com that Tinubu is plotting with loyalists who were with him in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to form a breakaway party. The ACN was one of the parties that joined the coalition that became the APC in order to unseat the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Tinubu has a long list of grievances against the party he helped seize power at federal level and President Muhammadu Buhari, whom Tinubu believes he personally installed in power. These grievances are around Buhari not honoring an agreement they had to fill about eight key ministerial positions with Tinubu place-men. Buhari did not only reject Tinubu’s choices, but actually appointed former Tinubu allies that fell out with their mentor, such as former Lagos and Ekiti governors, Babatunde Fashola and Kayode Fayemi.
The choice of the party to approve the primaries won by Rotimi Akeredolu against the alleged Tinubu candidate was, according to the source, the last straw for the Lagos baron.