- As the crisis in the APC festers, concerned non-governmental organisations have started voicing their concerns
- One of such organisations is the Centre for Public Trust (CPT) based in Abuja
- The group called on the security agencies to stay on alert to avert any outbreak of disorder
A civil society organisation, Centre for Public Trust (CPT), has lamented that the current crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a handiwork of organised centrifugal forces who are interested in capturing the presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting senior program officer of the group, Mr Simon Pam, titled: APC Crisis: The Hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob.
The non-profit group expressed fear at the turn of events in the APC and predicted that the crisis in Edo state may lead to needless bloodshed during the forthcoming elections.
They called on the security agencies to stay on alert to avert any outbreak of disorder.
Furthermore, the statement warned Nigerians to be aware that those behind the current crisis are part of a plot “coordinated and funded by a man who wants the soul of APC at all costs to feather the nest of his 2023 ambition.”
“This well-known merchant of mischief and apostle of primitive accumulation should come clear and stop the proxy war now,” the group said.
The group further stated that many observers are waiting and watching keenly for the cataclysmic implosion of the APC.
According to the statement, “the characters who are the faces of the crisis especially Igo Aguma and Hillard Etta are dubious political jobbers with a long history of duplicity.”
The group observed that while it is not their duty to meddle into internal issues of a political party, discerning Nigerians can see through what is going on.
The group warned those it described as political traders to spare suffering Nigerians a moment to cope with the ongoing health and economic crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ruling party has been embroiled in several shades of political conflict among contending forces in the forthcoming elections in Edo state.
The CPT said it will be deploying two hundred election observers during the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states.
Meanwhile, the chairman of APC in Ado Ekiti local government area of Ekiti state, Michael Akinleye on Wednesday, June 18 threatened to institute an action against the appointment of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as acting national chairman of the ruling party.
Akinyele in a letter addressed to the National Working Committee (NWC) through his counsel Tunde Oke, said NWC’s decision appointing Ajimobi is “outright nullity and contempt of court.”
The APC chieftain informed the NWC that there is still a pending case before the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti, praying against any nomination of anyone to fill the vacant position, pending the determination of the suit.
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