Group kicks against im­po­si­tion in APC sup­port groups

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Mustapha Suleiman and Sak­ina Abubakar

A sup­port group of All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Nige­ria Youth for Na­tional Con­scious­ness, has warned against any at­tempt to im­pose lead­ers on the coali­tion of over 180 sup­port groups of the party.

Speak­ing with news­men in Abuja, the na­tional co­or­di­na­tor of the group, Prince Okoi Eteng warned that his mem­bers would re­sist any at­tempt to im­pose one Amb. Lawan Mu­nir as the chair­man of coali­tion of APC sup­port groups in the coun­try.

Prince Eteng lauded the ini­tia­tive of the APC na­tional or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary, Chief Osita Izu­naso, for col­laps­ing var­i­ous sup­port groups that worked for the suc­cess of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari into a coali­tion for bet­ter or­ga­ni­za­tion and co­or­di­na­tion. He, how­ever, won­dered why an elec­tion sched­uled to elect lead­ers of the coali­tion last month could not hold.

While call­ing for the in­ter­ven­tion of Pres­i­dent Buhari and party lead­ers over the mat­ter to avoid cri­sis, Eteng frowned that some mem­bers of the rul­ing party had not re­alised the im­por­tance of in­ter­nal democ­racy.

He con­tin­ued: “The ef­forts made by the over 180 APC sup­port groups who trav­elled the length and breadth of the coun­try to en­sure the elec­tion of Muham­madu Buhari should not be sac­ri­ficed at the al­tar of medi­ocrity. What is hap­pen­ing to the elec­tion of lead­ers for coali­tion of APC sup­port groups is a sign that some party lead­ers have for­got­ten so soon the virtues of in­ter­nal democ­racy on the ba­sis of which the party got pop­u­lar­ity to win the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.”

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