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Presidency, APC Move To Break R-APC’s Ranks

The Presidency, working in concert with the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  Comrade Adams Oshiomhole have moved to break the ranks of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC. The move, coming in the form of promises of reconciliation and re-election to disaffected stalwarts of the group, are, however, strongly rebuffed by the R-APC which Sunday cautioned its members across the country not to be swayed by the moves, affirming that the train had left the station. 

 

Reflective of that, loyalists of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Kwara State warned him yesterday that they would not  remain in the APC with him in the face of what they claimed as their horrid experiences in the party. Also yesterday, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, said the move would not stop the defection of five state governors, 30 serving senators and 135 members of the House of Representatives who have reportedly made up their minds to dump APC in the coming days.

 

The mainstream APC was, however, quick to link the mutterings to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which it yesterday accused of looking for life after death. APC spokesman, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari and Oshiomhole to reconcile aggrieved party members were the hallmark of leadership and responsibility. The move to stop the R-APC loyalists from defecting, it was gathered, was mainly being spearheaded by Oshiomhole who had been meeting with leaders of the R-APC in their homes in Abuja.

 

Oshiomhole, according to one associate, had been able to win back the support of some federal legislators with the promise of reconciling them with their governors, who many of the legislators were peeved with. One associate of Oshiomhole said yesterday that some of the R-APC leaders had become confused as to which way to go, given their earlier beef with the President and the party. “With the moves of Adams, some of them are having a rethink, and I can tell you that some of them have become confused, ”an associate of the national chairman privy to the move, told Vanguard yesterday.

 

 

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