APC is disintegrating, Buhari must save it now – Former Party Chairman

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A former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said President Muhammadu Buhari must intervene to fix the crisis in the party and save it from disintegration.

Mr. Baba-Ahmed made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday.

According to him, the problems affecting the party have been left to linger for too long and must be settled in the next few months, if the party hopes to retain power in 2019.

“Even if you can forgive some of the crisis and blame it on in experience, you cannot forgive the fact that we have tolerated this crisis for too long.

“They have persisted, and that is not something we should excuse, we should not also excuse the existence of massive problems in states and at the national level.

“Those who have the responsibility of fixing the APC as a political platform are not fixing it.

“It is what we are seeing now; a large number of powerful people within APC are walking away from it, thinking that it is beyond redemption.

“That is unfortunate and I think it is a major setback for the party.

“The APC must reinvent itself and rediscover its mission to lead this country, not through a one term presidency or governance, but to actually build a different Nigeria that will meet the yearnings of our children and beyond.”

Mr. Baba-Ahmed stressed that the internal crisis had also affected governance, thereby, making it imperative for the President to quickly intervene and resolve all contending issues within the party.

“Of course when a party is in a problem like this, a number of things happen; governance suffers because you are constantly having your attention diverted by the party’s problems.

“Secondly, in political terms, four years of an administration is only like two years or two and half years.

“In a year’s time, we will not be talking about governing this country, we will be talking about campaign for 2019.

“And if this party doesn’t fix itself at the national level, doesn’t fix all the problems it has in the states, it is unlikely to come back to Nigerians with the confidence it came to us in 2014 /2015, to say give us another mandate.

“If we are not careful the only thing of value and credibility that we can say to Nigerians that is still relatively intact in the APC will be President Buhari.

“And President Buhari more than anybody else, knows that his personality and character alone cannot win him an election.

“He needs a political platform that can mobilize people to support him, and right now, that political platform is disintegrating.

“He needs to do something about it, he needs to allow the party to work together, he needs to ask a lot of people to fix the problems of the party.”

Baba-Ahmed expressed the belief that the problems of the APC were surmountable if the leadership work hard to fix all the underlying issues.

“I am not one of the people who thinks the future is outside APC, I believe that APC can be salvaged.

“However, I am not complacent to say it can just be fixed like that, a lot of hardwork has to go into it, a lot of sacrifices must be made.

“What I think is useful is that, in the next three to six months a lot of people that we suspect are already packing their things to get out of APC, would do so.

“That would give the party an opportunity to know who is left, and then we can just go back to rediscovering the essence of the APC and then possibly to re-engineer the party with the popular base.

“We will need to apologise to people for mistakes made and reassure them that the first four years of the Buhari administration may not have met all the expectations of the people, but if they give our party another chance for the next four years, we will be able to fix this country, insha Allah.”

(NAN)


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  • ubong

    President Buhari is not APC . President Buhari is a leader based on how you see him. President Buhari know APC is 99% a congregation of highly corrupt Nigerians ,just like the military that he had wanted to reform before IBB and his gangs of highly corrupt military personnel overthrew him and my mentor late General idiabong. Those thieves calling on a highly discipline and less corrupt former/current leader like President Buhari to save a congregation of known corrupt Nigerians {apc) probably want President Buhari to arrest them . President Buhari only needed a party platform to contest as demanded by our constitution. He can win and will win again if he decides to costliest on any platform and his highly politically shrewd kinsmen say Yes to his aspirations if he fight his corruption war holistically devoid of party

    • Ak47shootatsight

      You are actually a moron, right? Buhar is also a highly corrupt human being and daft to boot. He is going to be a one-term president.

    • smart

      Do you really think Nigerians don’t know that this present administration has no economic blue print and they have no solution to profer? Do you think, people are willing to vote for
      fuel increase from N87 to N145?
      Naira free fall?
      Skyrocketing of basic foodstuffs?
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      Or how has the increase in fuel price, the free fall of naira, high cost of living, inflation, etc added value to Nigerians? PMB can not, and will not be returned just by fighting corruption when it does not translate to any positive for Nigerian.
      While GEJ will be unwise to think Nigerians want him back as president, the call for his return in Sokoto shows that majority of Nigerian know that PMB has gotten it all wrong. Even the media war between a past VP and serving governor who both aspire to be president shows that APC knows Nigerians will not return PMB as president except he rigs himself back.

  • stanejike

    Please let it not disintegrate yet. Many of those who floated and funded the party are yet to recoup their investment. Pls let them keep patching it. If Liar Muhammad & Co have run out of lies they can contact Hillary Clinton campaign group for more propaganda na…. Abeg o…

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  • walter enang

    APC is already dead. Going into rigor mortise.

  • Nta Ekeng

    This is what always happens to a gang of thieves when they come together and successfully stolen. APC ganged up and stole nigerian’s mandate. In an attempt to share their loots, katakata has burst, then what do u expect? Disintegration! These Thieves, frm top to the bottom must give way. President Jonathan knew it. That was why he said I ll leave, let Nigerians stone them. Nigerians are asking President Jonathan to come back, sokoto, the heart of Fulani caliphate said so when the son of a noble gentleman visited to burry former sultan Dasuki. APC is putting obstacles in the way of the Nigerian people to disgracefully dislodge them, buhari has rigged 2019 elections to a level through his dirty appointments. He has put machinery in place to that effect. He has refused to swear in the chief justice of Nigeria, being the last stage of rigging an election in advance. Let it be warned, any attempt to forster an inept government, whose stock-in-trade is religious bigotry, nepotism, budget padding and corruption will be resisted with the last blood of majority short changed nigerians.

  • Isi Agwo

    President Bokohari cannot tie his own shoes, fix his own household, muchless fix or manage a political party – and perish the idea of manage a country.

  • smart

    Do you really think Nigerians don’t know that this present administration has no economic blue print and they have no solution to profer? Do you think, people are willing to vote for
    fuel increase from N87 to N145?
    Naira free fall?
    Skyrocketing of basic foodstuffs?
    Massive loss of jobs?
    Etc.
    Or how has the increase in fuel price, the free fall of naira, high cost of living, inflation, etc added value to Nigerians? PMB can not, and will not be returned just by fighting corruption when it does not translate to any positive for Nigerian.
    While GEJ will be unwise to think Nigerians want him back as president, the call for his return in Sokoto shows that majority of Nigerian know that PMB has gotten it all wrong. Even the media war between a past VP and serving governor who both aspire to be president shows that APC knows Nigerians will not return PMB as president except he rigs himself back…

    • sab

      What about the new RIGGING method as was evidenced in Imo North Senatorial Re-Run election and the EDO GOVERNORSHIP election? That way, they will retain power beyond four years after all, all the institutions are manned by their people hahahahahahaha! how about that?

  • Otile

    There is no need to say that Islamic APC will disintegrate, it goes without saying. Northern elites cannot successfully manage any public organization of that nature. Whatever happened to New Nigerian newspaper and other public enterprises in the North? Banza

  • rhumba

    APC disintegrating simply because there is not enough excess oil money to steal and pass around.
    The World Bank loan of $2.1 billion loan that Buhari took immediately upon assuming office, he never accounted for it. He had said it was for the purpose of helping internally displaced persons, but today it is the U.N. and Red Cross that are feeding IDP. Recovered loot money he also refuses to tell the nation how much is recovered so far, or how it is being spent. Enjoy ye Buhari, all ye that voted for him and gaveth him power to have dominion over the people.

  • abdul dull daura

    Just hope they kick out the one without a certificate before he gets us into more financial problems. He is the present problem of Nigeria.
    GEJ IS THE BEST.

  • Abidilagungun

    APC is not disintegrating, it is waxing stronger, being built in the image of Buhari.

  • realist

    How would Buhari intervene, when he is the arrowhead of the disintegration.

  • smart

    Do you really think Nigerians don’t know that this present administration has no economic blue print and they have no solution to profer? Do you think, people are willing to vote for
    fuel increase from N87 to N145?
    Naira free fall?
    Skyrocketing of basic foodstuffs?
    Massive loss of jobs?
    Etc.
    Or how has the increase in fuel price, the free fall of naira, high cost of living, inflation, etc added value to Nigerians? PMB can not, and will not be returned just by fighting corruption when it does not translate to any positive for Nigerian.
    While GEJ will be unwise to think Nigerians want him back as president, the call for his return in Sokoto shows that majority of Nigerian know that PMB has gotten it all wrong. Even the media war between a past VP and serving governor who both aspire to be president shows that APC knows Nigerians will not return PMB as president.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    ” a large number of powerful people within APC are walking away from it…”

    Wrong…..

    Rather,they are walking away from Buhari.

  • Mosley

    The fact is the purpose APC was assembled has been achieved. The CPC of Buhari wanted power by all means so it borrowed the paraphenallia of the APC for that purpose. Now that the presidency is safely in the kitty of CPC and Buhari, they can now afford to dispense with the APC as a disused rag.