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Tinubu shut out of NEC meeting...Buhari to pacify him

Buhari is said to be making moves to cement his relationship with former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, following the cracks between the duo over the management of National Assembly leadership crisis.

Tinubu’s followers are angry by Buhari’s failure to back its strategies that would have ensured the emergence of candidates of the party for the positions of Senate president and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Not only that, Tinubu was shut out of the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party, held in Abuja last week. Tinubu’s loyalists fingered Buhari’s men in the uprising that shut the former Lagos Governor out of the meeting.

Though Tinubu is not a member of NEC statutorily, no one really made an issue out of that until Buhari assumed office.

Some Tinubu loyalists said they suspected the presidency might have given tactical backing to the group of former governors, who threatened to storm the meeting if Tinubu was allowed at the venue.

It was, however, gathered on Thursday in Abuja that Buhari had resolved to pacify Tinubu, so that the party would not break up under his watch.

An unconfirmed source has revealed that the presidency was considering giving Tinubu four ministerial slots to pacify him.

I think he deserves more. He was instrumental to Buhari's emergence as the President. I tell you, without him, Buhari wouldn't have won....