How Tinubu’s Aide, Sunday Dare, Almost Quit NCC
By SOLA SADIQ
The alleged frosty relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), almost claimed its first casualty recently.
Former spokesman of Tinubu, Sunday Dare, who, a few months ago was named as a National Commissioner into the board of the National Communications Commission (NCC), threw in his resignation letter on the day he was screened and confirmed into the board by the Senate.
Though he did not expressly state the reason for his decision, it was gathered that Dare does not want to be seen as a “Tinubu mole” in the NCC by some forces in the Presidency, coupled with his solidarity with his former boss, who has allegedly been sidelined by the president.
His resignation, which took his colleagues by surprise, was rescinded following the swift intervention of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who reportedly invited Dare to his office and prevailed on him to reconsider his decision, arguing that going ahead to quit would exacerbate the alleged crisis between the president and Dare’s former boss.
After about a 30-minute discussion with the Senate President, Dare withdrew his letter of resignation and has since resumed duites at the NCC headquarters in Abuja as the National Commissioner in charge of Stakeholders’ Management.