APC Lacks Ability To Rule! Governor Wike Mocks Ruling Party Over Postponed Convention
- The ruling All Progressives Congress has been mocked over the controversies surrounding the national convention
- According to the Rivers state governor, a party that cannot organise its convention should be viewed as lacking the ability to rule the country
- Going further, he insisted that this should be the reasons why why Nigerians should reject them come 2023
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been mocked over its the controversies surrounding its national convention.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state said a party that cannot organise its convention should be viewed as lacking the ability to rule the country.
Wike said this at the special grand reception organised to celebrate the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Samuel Anyanwu, by Imo state PDP chapter at Kanu Nwankwo Sports Complex, Owerri.
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“Nigerians are angry because the party (APC) at the national level is a failure. It’s a failure to the point that it is ruling Nigeria with tension. Ordinarily to sign the Electoral Act, they keep on postponing it everyday and Nigerians are tired.
“A party that cannot hold a national convention is it a party that can rule Nigeria? Ordinary convention, a party in power cannot hold one. Look at how we did our own. That is to tell you that PDP is the party that should rule Nigeria. This is the party that will rule Imo State too.”
APC chairmanship tussle: Group issues strong warning to northwest governors
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Concerned APC North-West Stakeholders has cautioned some members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), to desist from name-dropping ahead of the national convention.
The group while calling for an election said dropping names of possible candidates for President Muhammadu Buhari would not do the party any good.
In a statement released on Thursday, February 24, and seen by Legit.ng, the group said there would be consequences for any act that causes problems for the party. The statement signed by Sani Abubakar, the national convener of the group, said the warning became necessary following the gloating of the northwest governors who have been drooping names for the APC chairmanship position to President Buhari.
Abubakar said the governors are doing so in their bid to tap the head of the party’s Reconciliation Committee, Senator Abdullahi Adamu as a consensus national chairman.
Group commends APC for rescheduling national convention, endorses Umahi for 2023
In another report, ahead of the rescheduled national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a group operating under the aegis of Concerned Northern APC Youth Forum has insisted on equity and fairness as means of strengthening the party for its acceptability in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking at a press conference attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Tuesday, February 22 in Abuja, chairman of the group, Hon. Suleiman Liba said it was important for the APC to strictly allow internal democracy to minimize those issues that may put the party at risk.
He said the rescheduled national convention was an opportunity to allow people to play roles that would deepen democracy in the country.