Tension as APC governors tackle ruling party, demand review of its constitution

Tension as APC governors tackle ruling party, demand review of its constitution

- APC governors Akeredolu, Abiodun and others want the party to make changes to its constitution

- The state chief executives said it was high time the ruling party looked critically at the structure of the party

- The governors and other concerned stakeholders say they will soon approach the party with an official request

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Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the southwest have demanded a review of the ruling party's constitution.

Vanguard reports that the governors' position was confirmed by the chairman of the southwest governors' forum, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.

Akeredolu spoke at the APC Constitution Review and Stakeholders’ Meeting held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun state.

In a statement signed by Akeredolu's media aide after the event, the governor noted that the ” rules and regulations guiding a party like the APC must be dynamic and not static."

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Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state speaking at the constitution review meeting by the APC governors. Photo credit: @dabiodunMFR
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The statement also revealed that Akeredolu, governors and other concerned stakeholders in the southwest will communicate their position to the APC's constitution review committee.

On its part, PM News reports that Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun, who hosted the event in Abeokuta, also urged an immediate review of the APC's legal document.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is making solid moves ahead of the 2023 general elections.

A former senate president of Nigeria and PDP chieftain, Bukola Saraki, has pleaded with Nigerians to give the party a second chance to rule the country come 2023.

Saraki issued the plea on Friday, March 19 in Asaba, the Delta state capital.


Akinyemi Akinrujomu is a professionally trained journalist with over 16 years of experience. His knowledge spans print, broadcast, and online media. He has worked in several top media organizations in Nigeria. He has also pioneered several print media publications. He is a graduate of History and International Studies from the Lagos State University and he also holds a professional National Diploma in Journalism. He loves reading, travelling and listening to music.

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