Moves by the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, leaders in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to get solid political footing ahead of the 2019 elections are facing challenges that could lead to despair in a few weeks.
At the centre of the problems for the nPDP leaders is the increasing challenge to their return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in their local strongholds, it was gathered.
The nPDP comprises politicians who moved from the PDP before the 2015 elections and merged with the APC.
The group, nominally led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje, has lately complained of marginalization and persecution within the APC, with the vow to show its strength if rebuffed by the APC leadership and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Though the PDP has repeatedly proclaimed its willingness to receive the nPDP members back into the party, Vanguard has learned of strong political challenges that are currently causing an impediment to the return of the nPDP members into the party.
At issue, Vanguard gathered, is the resistance of the present leaders of the party in the states where the nPDP leaders come from.
Vanguard, June 15, 2018
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