23 July 2017
A National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has opined that APC is facing crisis because it’s a popular party.
Tinubu made the observation while addressing journalists after casting his vote at Alausa in Ikeja on Saturday.
The former Lagos State governor said his party has overcome the crisis that broke out after the primary election in the state.
Noting that conflict resolution is part of democracy, Tinubu said, “nobody abrogated anybody’s right”.
According to Tinubu, “The exercise is going smoothly. Thanks to the people of Lagos state. The streets are empty. The people respect the governor and the call of the party for them to turn out.
“Look at the turnout in a short period of time. We have peace at various local governments. I have been monitoring other local governments. We are doing well.”
On efforts made to resolve the crisis in the party, the former governor said: “Is it not politics? You must have twists and turns… if you are a popular party, there’s no way you will not face the turbulence of democracy.
“When we have 57 local governments and local council development areas, the problem is that you have many people willing to use your party’s platform but you can only have one chairman, one councillor in a ward and you have many people fighting for slots.
“Considering that conflict resolution is the hallmark of democracy, you have to find a way to resolve all conflicts, and we have done so. That is why we have peace today. When you are in politics, you should expect that level of anxiety.”