A chieftain of Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), has said the current crisis within the party is a small issue calling it a mere storm in a tea cup,the Nation reports.
He said any party with the potential to win elections or ruling parties usually have internal issues that should not spell doom for such parties, if they manage their disagreements well.
Insideoyo.com gathered that Akintola spoke at the weekend on “Southwest Political Circuit”, a programme on Ibadan-based radio, Fresh FM.
The APC chieftain said members of a group, named Unity Forum, were friends and political associates of those in the mainstream wing of the party.
The erudite lawyer, who is a governorship aspirant, posited that members of the Unity Forum were seeking relevance in the party ahead of the 2019 election.
According to him, those who participated in the parallel congresses only wasted their time because only those organised by the national congress committees were acceptable and recognised.
On why he filed and handled court cases for Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Akintola said he did not personally handle cases for the governor but for the party.
The lawyer said he had been counsel to the party before the Fourth Republic, adding that he handled most of the cases pro bono.
On why the party was unable to grant the request of the group, Akintola said the party has enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.