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Contrary to the popularly held opinions of the cold war between the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the Media Office of Tinubu has dismissed the insinuations, saying there’s nothing of such.
“Our attention has, however, been drawn to a report in an online newspaper alleging that the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC)’s appropriate and candid resolution had worsened a phantom cold war between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“This is a figment of the imagination of the news organisation that authored the report. Asiwaju Tinubu remains Ogbeni Aregbesola’s leader. The former governor of Osun State has been unswervingly and wholly committed to the progressive ideology of the Tinubu political family.
“There is no war, cold or hot, between them. There has never been and there will never be. Asiwaju believes in him and he believes in the APC leader.
Our political family remains strong. And we are staying focused in our commitment to building and maintaining a cohesive political party,” Tinubu said, in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.
GAC, the highest decision-making body within APC in Lagos State, had Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the disbandment of all factional groups within the party.
This, according to the council, was to promote discipline, harmony and cohesion and engender party supremacy.
While explaining that GAC’s resolution “is not targeted at any particular individual or collection of individuals,” the council said “APC is one united political family in Lagos.”
The statement added: “The GAC is a very strong body within the APC leadership structure in Lagos.
“The resolution was to restate the often-stated position that the only group known to us is APC and not any of the factional groups. It was to renew the commitment to APC and its unity.
“Ogbeni Aregbesola is a strong member of the political family. The GAC position does not imply any division within the group. The resolution is well-meaning and should not be misinterpreted.
“To do so impulsively as the authors of the report has done is to take the frontier of reporting away from facts to the realm of groundless speculations.”
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