Mediates in Osun school crisis
BY GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO—National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinnubu, yesterday, said the Presidential candidate of the party for the 2015 general elections would soon emerge.
Fielding questions from newsmen after a closed door meeting with the Osun State government officials led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola and leaders of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN ,over the crisis arising from the new education policy in the state, Tinubu stated that the party’s presidential candidate would emerge through an open and transparent system.
He expressed confidence that the party would take over from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the centre next year, stressing that the success of the just concluded registration exercise of party membership across the country was an attestation that the party was on the path of winning the 2015 presidential election.
Tinubu allayed fears of possible crisis in the process of selecting the party’s flag bearer, saying that there had never been crisis in the party and there would not be any crisis even after the selection of the party’s acceptable candidate.
On the proposed National Conference, Tinubu restated his earlier position, describing the conference as both deceptive and diversionary.
He said: “The National Assembly has devoted time to the review of the country’s constitution. What again is the purpose of Jonathan’s national confab? It is a way of fooling Nigerians.”
He insisted that there was no law backing the proposed confab, urging that whatever came out of it would be a nullity, saying; “I am not a confused man, so, I cannot support the confab. Those in support have proved to be confused.”
The APC leader also expressed optimism in the victory of the party in the June and August governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states respectively, saying, “The PDP is not a threat to the APC in both Ekiti and Osun states and by the grace of God we are coming out victorious in the elections.”
Tinubu, while commenting on the crisis that greeted the new education policy in the state said the matter had been resolved amicably between the government and the Christian community.