- A new group within the ruling All Progressives Congress has emerged with a promise to showcase the achievements of the party
- The new group, APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign, criticised the PDP for being run by godfathers
- According to the group, the PDP is living in denial and has no answers to the numerous challenges facing the country
A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC) has emerged.
Firing its first salvo as a support group for the ruling party, the APCLAC described the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers.
Promoters of the group include the director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF); Salihu Mohammed Lukman, APC national youth leader; Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, presidential media aide; Tolu Ogunlesi and a former APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, May 28, the group stated that some of the problems confronting Nigeria like many other nations were not created by the APC.
Part of the statement read:
“With all the challenges in the country, APC is the only party that is working to address them. Our leaders are not in denial and are responding to the challenges.
“Our party, APC, is the only party in the country whose leadership has acknowledged its internal problems and have initiated processes of resolving its internal problems.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Buhari, APC has been undergoing a deep-rooted rebuilding and repositioning process.”
The group also announced that it will embark on showcasing the national and sub-national achievements of APC administration with facts and empirical evidence, on weekly basis.
According to the statement, Nigerians have every reason to expect that governments at all levels, must efficiently and effectively resolve all challenges.
Meanwhile, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, on Thursday, May 27 said he joined the APC for the benefit of the state.
Ayade said this while addressing APC youth groups who held a rally to welcome him to the party at the governor’s office in Calabar, the state capital.
The governor recently defected to the APC after almost a decade as a member of the PDP.
In a related development, a chieftain of the APC in Kaduna state, Alhaji Muhammadu Murtala has said that the party’s decision to open its 2023 presidential ticket will not affect the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling APC is one of the leading aspirants for the party's presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 polls.
Murtala, a staunch supporter of Tinubu in the northwest region of the country, made the comment during a chat with a national newspaper.