Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have expressed reservations over the party’s victory in next year’s general elections.
The top party members stated against the backdrop of the flawed primaries nationwide, that the unfortunate outcome of the primaries which they blamed on the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has not only made the party more divided than ever before but could affect the fortunes and expected success of the ruling party.
Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha and Dr SKC Ogbonnia, who claimed to be presidential candidates of the party in a bulletin which also called for the sack of the national chairman of the party over the current crisis, noted that there is a serious commotion in all the chapters of the party across the country, beginning with the congresses deliberately created by comrade Oshiomhole.
According to them, the action was to weaken the ruling party and pave way for victory for the opposition PDP.
The duo said “Today, APC as a party is sharply divided as the recent primary elections were held on factional bases. We are not sure of the party victory come 2019 due to what we may regard or call man made crisis created by the chairman’’.
According to them, it was high time Oshiomhole resigned because his ability to lead them to victory is not only doubtful but impossible.
“The National Chairman does not have the capacity to lead the party to victory come 2019 following the crisis he has created all over the country as soon as he assumed office, therefore he has lost the confidence of All Progressive Progress members” the chieftains noted, stressing that he’s also gradually destroying the party to pave way for the Peoples’ Democratic Party
Recall that the ruling APC has been enmeshed in various crisis, starting from the ward congresses up to recent primaries into governorship, national and states assembly positions across the 36 states and the federal capital territory.
The development has resulted into defections from the party by prominent members as well as creating factions within, a development analysts contend could jeopardize their fortunes in 2019 general elections.