National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, says the change promised by Buhari’s government is gradual not instant
Tinubu said this during a meeting with the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The former Lagos state governor said APC is the best party for Nigeria despite challenges.
“Change cannot be served like instant coffee, we have to grow it, we have to face challenges. I sympathise with us and I want us to also look at ourselves (as a party) since we won the last elections that expectations were very high and the good will was extremely very high but where are we today?
“My mission is to seek opinions and advice on the various conflicts we have in some states, or if there is any national one to reconcile, move the party in a cohesive manner, and reposition it”.
Speaking further about his appointment by Buhari to reconcile party members, the former Lagos state governor said ”I came for consultations since you are aware of the assignment given to me by the President and I am all ears to listen to the various challenges that we have.
“We have this party, we all worked hard after the last convention, we had congresses in various wards to elect the party leaders we have at the various levels.
“We’ve never governed before but we won the confidence of Nigerians to govern.
“Despite the challenges facing the party and the administration, the APC remains the best alternative for Nigeria.
“Many were not aware of the enormity of the challenges because hope and the goodwill of the party enjoyed at inception were very high.”