Ex Information Minister, Prince Tony Momoh disclosed that the impression that the title of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is kept only for a former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not true.
Momoh, a former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) said the APC has five national leaders which comprise President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tony Momoh and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
He added that Mr. Tinubu’s benefactions to the emergence of the APC puts him in every position to be referred to as a national leader of the party.
“But the fact is, if you call him National Leader of APC, he merits it because if not for the coming of the ACN from the South-West into the alliance, Buhari from CPC wouldn’t have had the number in the area of spread to become the President”ADVERTISEMENT
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“Five people are always referred to as the national leaders of the party nationally until other people started joining. Buhari, the leader of CPC; Tony Momoh, national chairman of CPC; Tinubu, the leader of ACN; Bisi Akande, national chairman of ACN and of course, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, who was the national chairman and leader of ANPP”.
“That is why they refer to three members of APC, Onu, Momoh and Akande as legacy chairmen of APC. There is no way you can deny Tinubu’s role in the APC because he made a promise which he kept, to lead the battle for the emergence of Buhari as President” he said.