According to Vanguard, this may be influenced by the party members. The party is due to constitute its BoT on July 20, following the alteration of the process by the party’s National Working Committee last week.
Tinubu was the brains behind the formation of the APC by the four defunct political parties- Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Nigerian People’s Party and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance; now known as legacy parties.
He apparently lost out in the power game when his candidates for the Senate presidency and the Speakership of the House of Representatives were defeated at the National Assembly leadership elections.
A party source in Abuja revealed that the position favours Tinubu even though a former vice president, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, is said to be angling for the position.
“He is not likely to contest the position with anyone else. Many people want him for the office,” the source said.
“But even with this, it was also learnt that many people may not be comfortable with Tinubu occupying the office.
“They fear that he may use the office to attack most members of the NWC among whom are the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara whose relationship with him has gone awry following the National Assembly leadership election.”
Meanwhile, supporters of Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Femi Gbajabiamila showed that none of them is willing to make considerable agreements.