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Atiku, Akande go for broke over BoT chair



Even as the ruling APC seeks to recover from the crisis created within the party by the election of leaders of the National Assembly, it may soon be plunged into another round of crisis by the different power blocs trying to assert themselves in the party’s hierarchy.

The latest crisis may be spurred by a fresh power tussle brewing over who emerges chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

The emerging tussle may be between former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and a former Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.

It was gathered that the tussle was part of moves by the power blocs in the APC to influence decisions in the party by taking control of its various organs, and the camps believe the BOT chairmanship would go a long way in assisting them to control the party.

The chairman of the BOT, according to Article 13.2 of the APC constitution, shall be elected by the board members.

Both camps, investigations showed, had started reaching out to members of the board, who would elect the chairman.

The struggle for the chairmanship of the APC’s BOT, investigations revealed, became intense following the National Assembly leadership elections on June 9.

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  1. Dapo

    June 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Power tussle and real politics is just starting in APC! Let’ssee how it plays out.

  2. Mr.Abdin

    June 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Atiku Abubakar is a politician who ha friends across divides that is why the recent contest for the position of the office of the BOT, Chairman is a welcome development and as for me he is the best man for the job because he is not match Mr. Bisi Akande because Atiku has played a vital role in the emergence of PMB, in the last elections where he single handedly donated his media office to the campaigns despite his defeat in the Presidential primaries. As for me He remain the best man for the job.

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