The All Progressives Congress is working hard to reconcile aggrieved members, especially among discontented candidates who are still smarting from their losses during its presidential primaries.
This is according to the Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, who disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview on a political program “Talk Point” on Lagos Television.
Morka, who explained that candidates who are still smarting from their loss in the presidential primaries have a right to vent their complaints, gave the assurance that the APC leadership is making every effort to bring back together all disgruntled party chieftains and members in time for the 2023 election.
At the last primary, Tinubu received 1,271 votes, securing the party’s presidential ticket.
Tinubu defeated Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister of transportation, as well as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and 11 other aspirants.
Although there were originally 23 aspirants, nine withdrew from the race before the convention’s voting began.
Osinbajo, who was reportedly at loggerheads with his estranged godfather, have been noticed to have disassociated himself from Tinubu’s aspirations for the presidency.
Amaechi, sparked controversy when he claimed that delegates who cast ballots in the party’s presidential primary were bought off to affect the results.
Morka, during the TV interview, said the party is not resting on its oars in its effort to bring all factions together before the 2023 election, regarding the alleged cold war and casual attitude of the aggrieved stalwarts toward Tinubu’s campaign.
“I am not aware of any war, let alone a cold or hot one. People went into primaries to compete and find favour with the electorate, in this case, the primary voters in our party.
“At the end of it, Asiwaju prevailed and I think that every other aspirant has the right if they choose to have that momentary period they disagree on why they didn’t win.
“We are working on the inside to address the dissatisfaction or disaffection we may have from some of our members who may be aggrieved. We are working hard to bring them together.”, he added.