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Buhari wades into Tinubu, Kachikwu feud

29 March 2016, 09:54

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has waded into the festering feud between the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.

Buhari decided to intervene to forestall the escalation of the feud.

Kachikwu had, in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, said fuel queues could not be eliminated before May, adding that he was not a magician.

But Tinubu had, in a statement on Saturday, criticised the minister, saying Kachikwu’s position amounted to an act of insubordination to Nigerians, who voted public office-holders into their offices.

Also read: Tinubu blasts Buhari's minister

The President believed that Kachikwu’s statement and Tinubu’s criticisms could tear the All Progressives Congress (APC) apart.

Buhari has therefore cautioned the party’s chieftains and  members of his cabinet against taking sides in comments and issues that could divide the party and derail his government.

- News 24


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