APC Crisis: Akande Calls Buhari, Governors to Intervene



Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress wants President Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the party platform to intervene to stop the crisis at the National Assembly over leadership tussle

IRKED by the crisis rocking the National Assembly over election of its principal officers, Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday, June 28, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the platform of the APC to close ranks and salvage the party from imminent collapse.

Akande, in a statement, warned that the crisis rocking the party if not arrested by the leaders of the party, could lead the APC to its doom. He alleged that those fuelling the rebellions against the APC positions, which led to the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate president, were old new-PDP tendencies.

He said: “What began as political patronages to be shared into APC membership, spreads among ethnic zones, religious faiths and political rankings and experiences have now become so complicated that the sharing has to be done by and among PDP leadership together with cohorts of former new-PDP affiliations in the APC, by and among gangs of past anti-Buhari’s presidency, and certain APC legislators and party members who dance round the crisis arena to pick some crumbs.”

The former governor of Osun State alleged that crisis rocking the APC was a conspiracy, adding that, “now that the whole conspiracy has blown open, it is doubtful if the present institutions of party leadership can muster the required capacity to arrest the drift.

“It is my opinion that President Buhari, and the APC governors should now see APC as a wrecking platform that may not be strong enough again to carry them to political victory in 2019 and they should quickly begin a joint damage control effort to reconstruct the party in its claim to bring about the promised change before the party’s shortcomings begin to aggravate the challenges of governance in their hands,” Akande said.

— Jun 29, 2015 @ 12:55 GMT


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