Tinubu returns, set to tackle N’Assembly leadership tussle

The country’s newly elected president, Bola Tinubu, arrived back from vacation in France on Saturday. “He has meetings planned with APC National Working Committee members and candidates vying for leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly.”

According to PUNCH, “Tinubu’s private jet touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 12.15pm and he and his wife, Oluremi, were received by the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shetimma; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase; and the anointed candidate for the position of Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and other top members of the APC and supporters.”

On Monday, the Dangote Refinery Complex in the Lekki neighborhood of Lagos State will be formally opened by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret. ), and other dignitaries.

According to Sunday PUNCH, Abdullahi Adamu, the chairman of the APC, “persuaded the president-elect to come home because his absence had already caused him to lose control of the struggle for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly.”

Abdullahi Adamu allegedly warned Tinubu on Thursday night that, “he was losing control of the demonstrations against the zoning issue, especially after Gbajabiamila reported the results of his meeting with the Reps-elect at Transcorp, which only saw the attendance of 80 or so of the 113 elected Representatives.” Source stated.

It was discovered that, “Tinubu might either support or demand a reform of the sharing mechanism for the Assembly’s leadership roles.”

PUNCH reported that, When Senate and House candidates individually complained to the NWC, the party’s national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, had stated that, “the 10th National Assembly leadership zoning plan review would be postponed until Tinubu returned to the country.”

“The G-7, a group of disgruntled candidates in the House of Representatives, is waiting to formally learn the President-elect’s opinion on the zoning plan that has sparked outrage both inside and outside the house.” Source stated.