- A former national chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, has predicted that the ruling party will face problems ahead of the 2023 general election
- Oyegun states that the ruling party tailored its change agenda on the personality of President Muhammadu Buhari
- The former party chairman says the APC has time to put its acts together before the 2023 general election
A former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has predicted that the ruling party will face problems ahead of the 2023 general election after President Muhammadu Buhari finishes his tenure.
The Cable reports that Oyegun told Arise News in an interview on Friday, August 23, that the APC was likely to face issues after President Buhari, on whom the party had tailored its change agenda, leaves office.
“When the APC was formed, all the predictions were that it will implode in another year or two, but the APC did not implode,” he said.
“The APC will have issues in 2023 and it has to start now, it has time to put its acts together for 2023. In 2023, there will be no President Buhari.”
The former national chairman however, said in order to retain victory in the next general election, the party should take advantage of time it has now to resolve its internal challenges.
Oyegun also faulted suggestions that the party had failed to accomplish any of its promises during its first term.
He said the party never promised to immediately solve Nigerian’s problems as soon as it resumes office.
“We never told you that we have that magic switch which immediately our president is turned into office, he flicks it, the whole of the country has change. No, it is a process and let me admit, the realities on ground turned out to be a little bit more difficult than we thought,” he said.
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said his party will continue as Nigeria's ruling party even after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's second term in 2023.
Oshiomhole made this known at a meeting with APC governors on Friday, August 23,in Abuja. The APC chairman also called for unity among party members to move the party and the country forward.
He, however, admitted that the task of leading the ruling party has been quite challenging.
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