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‘With Ganduje as Chairman, APC will never know peace’ —Party chieftain, Nabena



Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Deputy National Secretary of the party, has warned that with former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje as the National Chairman, the APC will never know peace until it explodes.

In a statement he issued in Abuja on Monday, Nabena said Ganduje’s style of leadership will lead to the party exploding and with internal crisis tearing it apart.

He also alleged that Ganduje sees his position as a compensation for not being made President Bola Tinubu’s running mate in the 2023 presidential election and ultimately, Nigeria’s Vice President.

“There can never be peace in APC, judging by the way they run the party,” Nabena said in the statement.

“The foundation is faulty. There can never be peace until the day the party will explode. The way they are running the party is wrong. There will not be peace in a party with a chairman nobody voted for.

“He didn’t buy any nomination form to contest for the position but was appointed. And because he is appointed by Mr President, he acts as if every other person does not matter.

“It is even worse when the chairman sees the position as compensation for not being the vice president. It becomes more painful when he, like his predecessors, enters Aso Villa and imposes decisions on members as what the President said just because others don’t have access to the Villa. So, they adopt name-dropping.

“The party exploding is just a matter of time because when was the last time they called for NEC meeting based on constitutional provision?

“Most of the members of the NWC are just appointed and they don’t know what the party stands for. We lost Bayelsa because the party chairman does not even know what it takes to win an election having lost his election in Kano.

“We have seen the crisis in Edo state that led to re-conducting the primary before the candidate could emerge. Ondo state is building up and nobody knows what will be the outcome. The party cannot do the right thing because nobody is checkmating anybody,” Nabena stated.

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