- The disunity in the ruling All Progressives Congress is rearing its head again
- A recent comment by one of the founders of the party indicates a deep crack in the relationship between chieftains of the APC
- Another respected party chieftain has stirred the hornet's nest with his own comments
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Uche Nwosu, has declared his support for the stance of a former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
Chief Akande, a respected leader of the party, had condemned the APC's recent registration and revalidation exercise.
The former Osun state governor also decried the continued stay in office of the party's national caretaker committee headed by Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni.
Speaking to The Nation in support of Akande’s statement, Nwosu called on the Buni-led committee to listen to the grievances of the founding members of the party and address same to strengthen loyalty within its fold.
“The caretaker committee led by the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, should listen to and address Chief Akande’s observations, that is the only way we can move the party forward.
“I plead with President Muhamamadu Buhari as the leader of the party to listen to the complaints from various quarters because these aggrieved persons are the founding members of the party, who played critical roles in bringing the APC to power.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that access should be given to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), willing to join the APC in the ongoing membership registration exercise of the ruling party.
Omo-Agege made the comment on Tuesday, February 2 in his country home in Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state.
According to him, the essence of the exercise is to rejuvenate the party in preparation for future elections hence the need to get more members into the APC fold.
Recall Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 30, revalidated his APC membership status at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina state.
The president was accompanied to the venue by some APC governors, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the party's national leaders.