APC Internal Crisis: Buhari tells party leadership to keep ego in check

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Following the recent crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned leaders and members of the All Progressives Party, (APC) against actions that could put the party in jeopardy ahead of the oncoming March 26 Convention.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Saturday, the president also advised the party to remain steadfast and maintain its unity “if the party is to continue in the path of victory and its dominance at all levels throughout the country.”

The statement said President Buhari asked the APC members to look at the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he described as once powerful but “now enfeebled and adrift and learn lessons in disunity, mismanagement and corruption.

”They failed in 16 years in power and a failure as opposition.

“Yes, we are entitled to our own share of dissent and intra-party discord. These are common in all parties, left and right all over the world.

“Yes, we are entitled to our own share of dissent and intra-party discord. These are common in all parties, left and right all over the world.

”But parties splintered by competing egos destined themselves to the worst possible fate.

The party’s internal crises took a turn for the worse when the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, controversially took over the APC leadership from his Yobe State counterpart, Mala Buni.

Buni was reportedly butted out of office as APC’s acting chairman for alleged anti-party behaviour ahead of the party’s much anticipated National Convention.

His removal, according to the governors, was also sanctioned by Buhari before the president commenced his latest medical trip to the United Kingdom.




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