- There are fears that APC may not win the next presidential election
- The concerns were raised by the former chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla
- Obono-Obla said that the affairs of the ruling party is now run by a set of selfish leaders and chieftains
The former chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) Okoi Obono-Obla, has said that with the way the All Progressives Congress (APC) is going presently, it may lose the next general elections.
Obono-Obla claimed that the ruling party's leadership is becoming more selfish with no credible register for most of its members, Daily Trust reports.
The former presidential appointee said that unless the APC rebrands, reforms and repositions itself, winning the next presidential poll will be very difficult, if not impossible.
He said: “If the APC fails to reform, rebrand and reposition itself, it will send a message of gloom to Nigerians and will make selling the party in the next general election a daunting task.
“The APC has not been blessed with strong leadership since its inception. This has seen the fortunes of the party progressively declining."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the defection of the former speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara's from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC on Friday, July 24, took many Nigerians by surprise.
Dogara's defection to APC might not be unconnected to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war and 2023 presidential election.
Legit.ng reported that the chairman of APC caretaker/convention planning committee and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Malla Buni, disclosed that Dogara had rejoined APC after they met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
After Dogara's defection, a source said that his exit from the PDP was not unconnected to the activities of anti-graft agencies, probing some past and present political holders.
Dogara might have panicked and dumped the PDP to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
Reacting to this development, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), said that APC may have lured Dogara into APC, using the propaganda of northern Christian VP to Tinubu.
CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said: “I hope they have not used the propaganda of northern Christian VP to Tinubu to lure my very good friend to the APC party that might not survive the upcoming intraparty 2023 crisis."
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