“Some members of the party of fuelling the lingering crisis for their personal interest, warning that those behind it were causing a great disservice to the party.
“We even had a National Deputy Secretary improperly calling for an NEC meeting on the basis that he believed himself to be the acting National Chairman.
“Clearly, this man would not have summoned the temerity to make such a move had he not been instigated by powerful individuals, whom he thought would reward or, at least, protect him for committing the wrongful act,” Tinubu said in a statement from his media office.
Recalling that many leaders in the party including himself had put in their sweat and tears to build the party not for personal ambition for the good of Nigeria, Tinubu said: “We must rally around President Buhari. Instead of everyone saying they are working for the party and nation but going their separate ways based on their selfish designs, we must help him build a stronger national consensus on policies that will ensure safety and bring greater prosperity.
“Many of us expended sweat, tears, toil, and sleepless nights to build this party. Our personal sacrifices were not insignificant.
“We built this party not simply as a vehicle for personal ambition. We built the party because we saw it as perhaps the only enduring hope to bring progressive governance to this nation.”
Meanwhile, Alhaji Waziri Bulama, the National Secretary of APC has said the NEC meeting called by Victor Giadom is “illegal”.
Citing court rulings, Bulama said in a statement, Bulama, said members of the party should ignore the notice of the NEC meeting, saying Giadom is not part of the national working committee (NWC) or an APC member.
He stated: “We are constrained to once again react to a purported invitation to a National Executive Committee meeting of our great party; the All Progressives Congress (‘APC’) issued by one Victor Giadom who until the last general elections in 2019 held the position of deputy national secretary of the party.”