The authorized biography of President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed an insight into the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC). The author Prof. John Paden noted in the book that, “With the PDP fracturing, observers wondered if splits were also developing in the APC, given that it is a coalition of recent vintage. As of spring 2016, no serious divisions were visible, although rumours often surfaced when Buhari was out of the country, especially regarding the status of the legal case against Senate President Saraki, a recent convert to the APC.
“President Buhari is not a natural party politician. Complaints have arisen within his party that he is a ‘loner’. APC politicians in Abuja were more likely to congregate at night at the home of the Vice-President than at the Presidential Villa with Buhari. The fact that Buhari has been perceived as an “outsider” to politics by the general public has been his strength. Still, voices within the APC have suggested Buhari engage such long-term politicians as Abubakar Atiku and Bola Tinubu to rally the APC governors and ensure that the President has closer ties to the state and local levels of the party. Men such as Atiku and Tinubu could provide links to key constituents, such as traditional rulers and grassroots NGOs.”