Why Buhari, APC must intervene in Ajimobi-Shittu
feud – Kalu
– A former governor of Abia Orji Kalu has disclosed what can make the APC in Oyo state lose chances in the 2019 general elections
– Kalu said President Buhari should intervene in the dispute between Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the minister of communications Adebayo Shittu
– He said the moment all the members of the party take the matter upon themselves, it will be resolved
A former governor of Abia, Chief Orji Kalu, on Saturday, January 20, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to intervene in the feud between Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state and the minister of communications Adebayo Shittu.
He made the call in Ibadan at the inauguration of the south-west zonal Office of the Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajimobi and party officials in the state were not at the event.
Kalu said that the governor and minister were supposed to be the best of friends, adding that the rift if not addressed could affect the chances of the party in the state in the 2019 general elections.
According to him, ”For us, we are students of preaching peace and unity. We are students who say the truth. We are students who are not afraid of telling people what we feel that is not right.
”Everybody in this hall will agree with us that there is a break in communication between our governor and the minister. We don’t want that to continue.
”If anybody inside this house today says it is good for these two elephants to continue quarreling, I and my senior brother, (Ken) Nnamani, would disagree on that.
”We have decided to take the case upon ourselves and see that it is resolved. We call on the president, vice-president and national leaders of our party to intervene. When two giants are fighting, the grass suffers. The most important thing is that we must say the truth.”
The former governor, however, commended MBO for organizing the event, arguing that the president and his deputy deserved another term.