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Buhari appoints Tinubu to reconcile Ganduje, Kwankwaso, others in APC crisis

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts of the ruling All Progressives Party, APC.

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state is the leader of the party.

The president took the decision as part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the party.

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The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to the presidential aide, the assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the Federation.

Kano APC crisis involving supporters of the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwakwanso and the serving governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is one of the tasks the Tinubu reconciliation committee would handle.

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The Presidency on January 29 summoned Messrs Ganduje and Kwakwanso over the aborted Jan. 30 visit of the former governor to Kano to avert breakdown of law and order in the State.

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The governor, accompanied by two serving senators and two members of the House of Representatives from the state, met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the Presidential Villa.

Mr Ganduje, however, declined to speak to State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting.

The Tinubu committee is also expected to reconcile other APC crises in Zamfara, Oyo, Kogi and other states of the federation.

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