Friday, July 19, 2024

APC faces disarray, grappling with crises in 15 states: Osita Okechukwu

Mr Okechukwu noted that “nobody expected the crisis dogging over 15 state chapters to be settled at once.”

• January 17, 2022
APC Flag
APC flag used to illustrate the story

Osita Okechukwu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, says the Abdullahi Adamu reconciliation committee will resolve the crises dogging APC in 15 states.

On reports about setbacks suffered by the committee in some states, Mr Okechukwu noted that “nobody expected the crisis dogging over 15 state chapters to be settled at once.”

“I will not be mistaken if one calls the reconciliation committee the nine wise men because they are generating germane responses and inputs that would help in strengthening our great party and turning it into a formidable national political movement on the eve of 2023 general elections,” Mr Okechukwu explained.

Mr Okechukwu told journalists in Abuja that the committee had “some challenges, nonetheless has recorded tremendous success that would position our great party for 2023 general elections.”

Speaking further, he stated, “I think with this reconciliation move, APC is becoming the party the founding fathers envisioned, and it is a thing of joy that the CECPC selected such calibre of persons to perform this onerous task.”

He stressed that the committee had recorded “huge successes” in the South-East, North-West, North-East, South-West and South-South.

The APC chieftain also mentioned unresolved disputes in Osun, Kwara and Adamawa, “but my understanding is that reconciliation is a work in progress.”

He disclosed that he participated in the meeting to reconcile the three factions or tendencies in his home state, Enugu, explaining, “One was impressed with how diligent and painstaking Senator Adamu and his team grilled us. That one can say today that we are rebuilding APC Enugu state chapter with Senator Ken Nnamani, former Governor Sulivan Chime and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, which was mangled by the congresses.”

Mr Okechukwu expressed optimism that Abia, Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and other states would comply with the Adamu committee’s advisory template.

“Based on what I have witnessed, the Adamu committee will reconcile all the prolonged crises in the state chapters, which contributed to the delays in holding the party’s national convention,” added Mr Okechukwu.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

NAFDAC

Health

NAFDAC destroys N18 million expired drugs in Katsina

He said some of the expired drugs weighing about 15 metric tonnes were willingly submitted by the owners, while some were seized.

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)

Abuja

NLC threatens nationwide protest over alleged attack on ASUU, SSANU members by Abuja CP

The NLC condemned the police commissioner’s action and threatened to protest nationwide if he failed to urgently apologise for trampling on both unions’ rights.

NLC, TUC protest

Abuja

NLC condemns police for restricting peaceful NASU, SSANU protest in Abuja

“In light of this, we demand an immediate police apology to NASU and SSANU members whom they violated.”

Bright Edafe

States

Police nab hotelier, rescue 35 trafficked victims in Delta

Mr Edafe said the 35 victims, rescued on Monday in a hotel, included 23 teenagers.

Senator Uba Sani

States

Pro-Uba Sani thugs handcuff DanBilki Komanda, flog him for criticising governor

A video surfaced on social media showing Mr Komanda in handcuffs as he was severely beaten by individuals who frowned at his criticisms of Mr Sani.