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El-Rufai kicks Tinubu out of APC NEC meeting

By The Nigerian Voice

The All Progressive Congress [APC] meeting of the National Executive Council [NEC] held Thursday may have resolved on certain hairy issues threatening to disunite the party but it also showcased a glimpse of trouble brewing within the hierarchy of the party.

This is as information available to indicates that there appears two concrete factions within the APC which comprises on the core northern group led by the governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El Rufai and the South West group led by the strong man of APC, Bola Tinubu. The war between the two groups had been a cold one – at least until yesterday at the APC NEC meeting.

As the NEC meeting was about to kick off yesterday, the supposed leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu arrived the secretariat with his supporters and entourage. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, came into the premises around 10.56am in a black Jeep.

Tinubu was readying to make his entrance into the meeting venue before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari when Governor Nasiru El – Rufai noticed Tinubu. El-Rufai rose out of his seat and immediately raised a protest to the director of administration of the APC in his native Hausa language – charging that Tinubu must not be allowed entrance into the meeting venue because he is not a member of the NEC.

A reliable source who attended the meeting explained that “the governor was not at home with Tinubu's presence. That is why he protested to the Director of Administration on why they allowed a non-NEC member like Tinubu to be in attendance.”

It took the quick reaction of Tinubu supporters to quell the situation from escalating beyond a gentleman's protest. One of the Senators from the South West who was present at the meeting venue quickly rushed to Tinubu to impress on him that El Rufai had requested for his ejection from the meeting venue. The senator escorted Tinubu to the one of the empty offices inside the secretariat where he seat by himself for the duration of the NEC meeting.

Bola Tinubu had arrived the meeting venue to push for direct primaries for all aspirants while the El Rufai led group were in support of indirect primaries. The party resolve to conduct indirect primaries for all positions except for the presidential position which will be direct primary.

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it good death | 9/1/2018 1:09:00 PM
good oooo
Adenike | 9/1/2018 2:34:00 PM
Yeah. APC, is a coalition of strange bedfellows. Their aim back in 2014, was to get rid of GEJ, simple. Now the fallout begins to show. It’s bedn happening all along, but this is the crunch time!😂 Tinubu, you see yourself now, self out cheap, you’ve got to face the consequences now. Buhari kept you in the cooler after his election, dusted you up for an impossible task to reconcile the party, (set you up for failure, yeah!). Now El Rufai, kicking you about. You know what they say, what you show you reap. Does that resonate with you, How you force your deputy out of office and withhold her entitlement. Among other people you’ve dealt with unjustly. You’re swallowing all this bitter pills because you don’t want EFCC, knocking on your door, they are in the way🤪
Tony | 9/1/2018 10:41:00 PM
Kingsley | 9/2/2018 7:30:00 AM
That's correct nemesis will soon catch on all who betrayed GEJ
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:05:00 PM
You are addressing our President comes 2023
David | 9/1/2018 3:27:00 PM
Nature pays
Ogbeni Daniel | 9/1/2018 3:40:00 PM
Adenike, EFCC had knocked on Ashiwaj's door under OBJ, the door was opened for them, they got the courts to search the house VERY well & couldn't find anything incriminating!
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:05:00 PM
They cannot find my brother
Vanuanikizibe | 9/1/2018 4:46:00 PM
APC is a name of 💊. It was bound in this country because of its negative effects. Now, it an acronym of a political party in Nigeria. What do u expect ?
Acho | 9/1/2018 5:31:00 PM
Really, what one plants He will harvest. It's a natural law. let Tunumbu have a share of it.
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 7:05:00 AM
So what did Jonathan plant that made him reap defeat?
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:06:00 PM
Please ask them o
Ashaju, M A | 9/1/2018 6:55:00 PM
This is pay back time. Tinubu has forgotten how he dealt with other marging party that formed APC( CPC and ANPP). He took everything that belongs to the three party and forced them out of the party. This is just the beginning anyway
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 6:10:00 AM
Tell us how he did that. All d parties retained their governors and NASS members. AC did not encroach on d areas of influence of any party. In d FEC it has only 4 ministers ( fashola, adeosun, ngige, Fayemi) and d VP. The nPDP has 2 (Amaechi, Ogbeh) ANPP has Onu. Others are mainly from CPC and other parties outside ACN including d president. In NASS d senate president and speaker are from nPDP and "juicy" committee chair are from their camps. So what is d basis of your allegations against tinubu
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:07:00 PM
Please educate him my brother
Femi | 9/1/2018 7:12:00 PM
Serves Tinubu right. Sebi he thinks he can impress Buhari. What he is gunning for he will never get. I expect he ought to have read in between the lines when after his efforts in 2015 victory he was shoved aside. A surprise he could agree to do another job after that episode. Definitely he has not learned any lesson. He will see more of this embarrassment. He doesn't know the heart of man. He is trusting too much.
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:08:00 PM
He has gotten it my brother, it's a done deal.
Anyasodor A. | 9/1/2018 7:15:00 PM
I know before now that Tinubu must be kicked out. Because he sold the South to Fulani's terrorists and the blood of innocent poor people flowed unmeasured and homes invaded and taken by wicked and cruel herdsmen, yet Asiwaju closed his eyes. Yhwh will close his nose and mouth in addition to his closed eyes.
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 6:00:00 AM
How did he sell d south west to Fulani? What did d south west get when they voted for obj and gej? When you guys from SS and SE vote for Fulani you don't see anything wrong with it. Did you guys not vote for Yar adua? You didn't see that as being sold to Fulani. What you have done several times and see nothing wrong with now becomes wrong because another person did the same. You are hypocrites.
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:14:00 PM
I wonder o, they have not said what is worrying them, just hiding under one finger
Biyi | 9/2/2018 8:12:00 PM
That is your problem. Fulani terrorist herdsmen, the day you grow out of this hatred that's when you will start experiencing political peace.
lanre alabi | 9/1/2018 7:29:00 PM
Don't mind them is turn by turn, been sent him out of the NEC meeting is not a big deal, he uses all is power to sold southwest people for north now nemesis around the corner,
Adelakun | 9/1/2018 8:13:00 PM
elrufai is afraid of asiwaju,he knows dat with asiwaju present the table can turn against him.
Ahmad | 9/1/2018 8:22:00 PM
Tinubu build from scratch till he got to Federal level ,no politician has ever match him in this field including El-Rufai who was telling him that he do not belong to the NEC was picked indirectly and since he has been picking indirectly there is a tremendous progress for him. Has he survive their first antics by God's grace Tinubu shall survive the present plot. When they back Saraki the other time he warned is I it not what he said about Saraki is now happening. Let whoever wanted good Nigeria allow a single leader like TINUBU.
Ogidan | 9/1/2018 8:33:00 PM
Timing should adjust quickly before it is too late, combinations of South West, south east & middle belt can do wonders for Buhari come 2019
George | 9/1/2018 8:54:00 PM
All of them are white Pap from same black pot , waiting for God's penalty sooner than expected.
Andy | 9/1/2018 9:30:00 PM
When a man ignore the wise counsel of the godly he actually does so at.his perils. The power blockers in the north issued a press statement warning Asiwaju to stay clear the north so that he would not infect them with his dirty political ambitions. This happened immediately their president was sworn in; today Tunubu is still sheepishly following his master with no recognition in the party he laboured to built. It's just the beginning to harvest all his evil acts including the killing that is going on in some part of the middle belt. God will reward him.
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 7:13:00 AM
And who is d godly. You guys play God a lot. Look at d way you are talking insinuating directly that tinubu is doing d killings when he is not even in govt and you yourself said he was pushed aside. Was Jonathan doing d killings by Boko Haram then or was obj doing d killings bcos he had supported Jonathan's election in 2011
Sir. Lekia | 9/1/2018 9:42:00 PM
Good one
Ayotunde | 9/1/2018 9:48:00 PM
Hmmmmmmm, i dey watch o, allllll fingers crossd. Am only prayn God to play out things in d favor of d generality of Nigerians...
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 7:14:00 AM
Amen. My prayers too.
Shuaib abdulquadr | 9/1/2018 9:59:00 PM
From kuje, tinubu should be aware of Northern politics is more than his smartness
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 7:20:00 AM
Right. But let us see who is going to lose more. The SW is already not sure for buhari even if tinubu supports him. if el rufai and co compounds it, tinubus supporters would add their own to d rebellion against APC in d presidential election. They underrate tinubu at their peril.
Jex | 9/5/2018 12:54:00 AM
Tinubu knows that if he mess with the north, his career as a politician and his freedom is gone
Adeyemi | 9/1/2018 10:46:00 PM
All of them will reap what they have sown in Nigeria one by one.
Chamberlain | 9/1/2018 10:57:00 PM
Pls my people it is high time we overlook all this politicians and there drama, because a core westerner will always be submissive to a notherner. just fold your arms and watch their part 2 film nexttime I am not surprise ,let the part 3 be more interesting.
ekeleda | 9/2/2018 7:25:00 AM
Where is your claim of a westerner coming from? If you are too young to talk from experience you can read history. The Westerners have always stood up to d north. It is you guys in d SE and SS that had always aligned with d north to push d west into opposition perpetually. The west only gave you a dose of your medicine in 2015 and you now want to distort history.
rochi | 9/1/2018 11:05:00 PM
I'm surprised that asiwaju I recognised as an intelligent and brainy man can fall for buhari and his kinsmen for the second time.he was kicked out of the race after the election that produce buhari,now they call him again to come and perform as he did 2015 that led to buhari imergence yet he sheepishly follow them again.imagine the embarrassment by ordinary elrufai
nsikan | 9/1/2018 11:47:00 PM
tinubu is a good example of a very "wonderful" "USEFUL id**t" as the northerners fondly call him. Even when his wife, an otherwise very intelligent woman, saw all these embarrasmts coming and warned him to steer away from buhari bc he'll be used and dumped a second time, tinubu still went ahead to spearhead the reconciliation group that was doomed to fail an initio. I WONDER WHETHER TINUBU IS STILL A POLITICAL BOMBOY - AT HEART, NII!?
vawa | 9/2/2018 1:02:00 AM
another man food is another man poison, monkey is not fine but mama like him.
Succo | 9/2/2018 1:47:00 AM
Fake News...communique through APC spokesman Nabena, party has adopted Direct Primary in all categories. Meanwhile, who is Elrufai to stop Jagaban not to attend any meeting as far as APC is concern. I know this is asponsored, fake and mischievous news. DESIST from sentimental journalism.
ikya | 9/2/2018 6:10:00 AM
who cares, let them do what they want, but the time is coming when our PVC will be our voices
Bruno | 9/2/2018 7:47:00 AM
There is no nemesis catching up with anyone here. Tinubu is not MEMBER of the NEC and so should not be in attendance. He is simply playing God but thank God El Rufai gave him his dose. A spade should be called a spade.
Gbenga | 9/2/2018 9:02:00 AM
God will save Nigeria from APC.
Hearnschel | 9/2/2018 9:26:00 AM
Kudos to El Rufia. Tinubus lager than life attitude has to be cheek mated. Eventually El Rufia had his way I'm that indirect primary was adopted by APC NEC . Tinubu what a shame ,? What a disgrace? Be careful of Northern Politicians.
Clifford, | 9/2/2018 9:38:00 AM
Goodbye, Baba from APC. EL RUF. Has told you. Don't you understand. A you a boy?
Voolevoo | 9/2/2018 10:22:00 AM
The story you all read that led to these wonderful, intelligent comments is fake. Though ur contributions were very reasonable. But each and every single one of us should not forget that it is a lot of these kind of mischievous media houses that are killing, heating the polity of the nation thereby causing hatred among viable analysts like you guys. So brothers, before u slit the throat of Obj, saraki, Gej, GMB & jagaban, be mindful of these sentimental journalists & please ask urself, " what the hec"? Direct primaries was resolved at all levels by APC & nobody was walked out of NEC meeting. Thanks.
tety | 9/2/2018 1:54:00 PM
Tinubu deserve more respect from all d politician in Nigeria because he has done what even obj can not do raise a party from grassroots to an extent of becoming a ruling party if not for him who is elrufai where is he wen d party was built by Asiwaju Tinubu they are all traitors like dat useless saraki
Andy jo | 9/2/2018 2:54:00 PM
All what u pple are saying is okay but l want to remind u pple.when obj discover the problem and live apc every body accuise him but now is Tinubu tune. The evil that man do.
Efan | 9/2/2018 3:24:00 PM
Why is Nigeria never fortunate to have good leaders
Samuel Abiodun | 9/2/2018 5:10:00 PM
It's good for Tinubu. Despite all that PMB did to him, sidelining him in mist areas, he continued to dine and wine with the devil. Tinubu will be humiliated out of APC/ codine
Chinese okafor | 9/2/2018 6:29:00 PM
this just the beginning, tinubu will surely regret his actions for supporting buhari again
odoski | 9/2/2018 7:18:00 PM
I earlier told tinubu he will end suddenly in the hands of fulani the same way mko ended in the hands of ibb, gen gogle & abbdusalami
Dave | 9/3/2018 1:56:00 AM
Well I don’t know why you people seeing Tinubu as one Goodman when all is working towards is his selfish interest
azlan | 9/3/2018 5:11:00 AM
well may all ur write up and posting be judge according to ur intention.
dele | 9/3/2018 5:32:00 AM
ekeleda, believe it or not, asiwaju, is not getting it right, if he is your uncle, please let him know that, detached sentiments,be realistic my friend.
Deke Ekunola | 9/3/2018 6:48:00 AM
Sentiment apart, constitutionally , Tinubu is not qualify to attend APC NEC meeting at all. His position in the party is not known to the party constitution at all. As the party leader he can lead outside not at the NEC meeting. We should not politicize the issue . If interested in attending NEC meeting, he can contest into any of the Central Working Committee office and if that is done,nobody will embarrass him again.
Chike Emefie | 9/3/2018 10:49:00 AM
I don't believe in too much altercations. Iam simply an APOSTLE of RESTRUCTURING. This is what will move Nigeria beyond mediocrity level. Nigeria should not be mortgaged by individuals greed for POWER.
Comr. Kenny | 9/3/2018 11:28:00 AM
They are reaping the evil seed to sow in Nigeria. No peace for the evil man.
Adebisi nojeem | 9/3/2018 10:34:00 PM
why all these unnecessary noise and hatred. Is tinubu a member of APC NEC meeting? If he's not qualified to be there why must he be there. I quite know if Tinubu is qualified according TO APC rules and regulations thousands of El-rufais can't stop him. Tinubu is one of the greatest politicians we have in our land (Nigeria) now. Undermine him you will see the result. Ask GEJ.
Benjamin Williams | 9/4/2018 3:12:00 PM
Who invited him there ? He isn't an APC NEC member so, why was he there ? El rufai only did what was right. A meeting of such magnitude was strictly on invitation, i guess. Tinubu should stop doing as if he's all and all in APC. Enough of all that.
Gold | 9/5/2018 7:40:00 AM
To me people are just jumping up for this gambit. We did not regret the shock treatment being netted out by the Hausa fulani to the jagaban. Every political gain has its costs. There is no attraction with the Afreniferes and the PDP. With the APC He has actually stopped very low to conquer. El Rufai does not have the clout and the skill of Bola. He just played a st*p*d card. That's sll
Joseph | 9/9/2018 9:59:00 AM
it's well, May God deliver us from the hands of evil leaders in our country Nigeria and scatter their evil gathering ijn.