A former Minister of Communications and Works, who was also the governor of Kwara State in 1983, Chief Cornelius Adebayo, in this interview with Punch reportrs, addressed current national issues and regional integration issues and also talked about other things.
What is your opinion about the internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress?
There was probably a bigger crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party. What they are doing is normal. Sometimes, it is a healthy sign that there is hope for a party if everyone wants to be in the forefront of the party so that they can benefit when the time comes. But it will not be decent if selfish desires are pursued to the detriment of the overall benefit of the party. That will not be in the interest of the party.
People have advised President Buhari no to allow any friction between him and Tinubu. According to them such a face-off might be injurious to the nation. What is your view?
We cannot avoid having differences of ideas, opinions or approach to issues or governance. In any party, any member may have his own different view. But differences within party membership are not strange. The APC is a coalition of independently existing parties, before they coalesced into one. So, it is not strange that there are differences in opinion and approach. What they (Buhari and Tinubu) should try to do now is to harmonise their positions and do what is best for Nigeria.