Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has read out the riot act to the lawmakers who were elected under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress.
In his marching order, he said the party will not allow the mistakes of the past to repeat itself and so the party was ready to do away with anyone who is found to be erring.
His reaction is coming on the heels of the various rumblings and murmuring within the ranks of the Senators and members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the party.
Recall that there has been several dissenting voices on who becomes the Senate President.
While the All Progressives Congress has announced its support and endorsement of the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan, some other Senators like Senator Ali Ndume have refused to back down saying it was unfair for the party to have chosen Ahmed Lawan.
But some others have also contended that a support for Lawan is by extension a support and a handover of the Senate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and this eventually means a handover of the red chamber to him.
But the APC has refused to back down saying its decision was final and that all lawmakers must either fall in or be disciplined.
It is riding on this foregoing also that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has given the marching order also, apparently adding his voice to that of the party leadership.
Tinubu’s Marching Order…
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has made it clear that party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th National Assembly.
Tinubu stated this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Friday, after a Prayer Programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday.
“Party discipline is key, we must be disciplined in the party. We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to make the desired progress.
“You have seen the result of it and we are not going to allow that to happen again. We are going to respect our party and we are going to apply the whip.
“It is either you stay with us or you follow us or you leave. You have the freedom to choose but the freedom does not give you as a minority to go and collaborate and protrude our mandate given to you to another party who was our opposition and who is still our opposition.
“We would not take that this time, no matter who you think you are. That is how it is built. Why do you want to deviate from what has been structured?
“We look at our reward system equally, zone by zone,” Tinubu said.
Related…Shehu Sani Reacts To Tinubu’s Warning To Buhari And Osinbajo
Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, has reacted to a warning by the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
Tinubu had on Thursday advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to increase the value added tax (VAT).
Tinubu stated this while speaking at the colloquium held in commemoration of his 67th birthday on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said increasing VAT was tantamount to reducing the purchasing power of the people.
“I must say this to Prof Osinbajo and his team, don’t increase VAT but increase tax net to accommodate those who are not yet paying.
“Don’t reduce the people’s purchasing power,” Tinubu said.We must criticise ourselves,” he said.
Reacting, Sani queried the presidency for being silent about Tinubu’s statement.
On his Twitter page, Sani wrote: “Jagaban has spoken his truth and they are quiet, but if it’s another person they would have counter or ask why are you embarrassing the President publicly ‘when you have private channels of advising him’.”
Source: Daily Post
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