A leader of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said his recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile all warring groups in the party is a great honour.
The ex-Lagos governor also spoke on the recent letters to President Muhammadu Buhari by two former Nigerian leaders.
Tinubu was appointed by Buhari last week to bring an end to various internal squabbles among members of the ruling APC across the country.
The former Lagos State governor, who met behind closed doors with the president in his official residence on Tuesday, said he has already started the assignment.
In a brief interview with the Nigerian Television Authority after the meeting, Mr. Tinubu, who spoke about the appointment, said Mr. Buhari has given him free hand to carry out the assignment.
“Democracy is about conflict resolution process. You can’t do it without resolving conflicts. We can’t build it without understanding the conflicts and where we are coming from.
“But we want to leave the country with a legacy. It’s not about Mr. President. That is what he’s telling the country,” he said.
The APC leader, who was accompanied to the meeting by the former interim national chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, also said the decision by Mr. Buhari to ask him to carry out the assignment is one of the best ways to improve Nigeria’s democracy.
He said Mr. Buhari is “one of those rare beings around the country, around Africa who had experienced both worlds: he fought a battle to save Nigeria and came to politics to save Nigeria.