AS the leadership crisis within the ranks of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) heightens unabated, President Muhammadu Buhari has been berated for not acting firmly to save the party from imminent disintegration.
While speaking to Journalists in his residence, a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency of Tafawa Balewa LGA, Muhammad Aminu Tukur declared that the President is weak in the area of asserting his authority as the leader of the party to assuage those that are aggrieved with the leadership style of the national executive members of the party.
Aminu Tukur who recently dumped the APC in Bauchi state to join the opposition APP under which he contested and lost the recent Bauchi south senatorial by-election said that, “as the leader of the APC, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to act decisively in order to ensure that the party did not lose membership.”
While accusing the National Secretary of the party of being the architect of the nationwide crisis of the party, the lawmaker opined that unless something very urgent was done to arrest the situation, the party will continue to lose membership across the country.
On the leadership style of the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomohle, Aminu Tukur declared, ” as a labour union leader Oshoiomhole succeeded very well but as a political leader, he has failed woefully. He does not possess the charismatic quality to lead a party like APC”.
On the move to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the politician said that it is going to be very hard, difficult and impossible considering the fact the Senate President is in firm grip of the National Assembly.
He said, “Bukola Saraki is the Alpha and Omega of the Senate and the National Assembly, he has what it takes to decide the fate of any Senator in the Senate. More so, based on the constitution of the country, you need a two-thirds majority to impeach the Senate President. Where will the APC get such a number? He asked.
While reacting to the silence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on the political development in the country, Aminu Tukur who is a staunch supporter of the Speaker said that, “at the appropriate time, Yakubu Dogara will speak but I can assure you that for now, he is a member of the APC.”
When reminded that Yakubu Dogara the APC lost the recent Bauchi south senatorial by-election to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bogoro LGA which is his home base, the lawmaker said that, “yes he lost but it does not mean that he is losing grip of the home base, it is just that the people demonstrated their grievances for not been properly told where to go to during the conduct of the by-election.”
He concluded that, “Dogara is our political party, anywhere he goes, we are going with him. We are just waiting for him to tell us his direction politically and we will follow him to the place.”