- The APC leadership has been chided by a member of its National Working Committee for taking decisions to favor moneybags
- According to him, the party’s national chairman and the national organizing secretary of turning the APC into a ‘play thing’
- He also accused the party’s deputy national chairman, South, Segun Oni, of playing a part in the crisis brewing in the party
Hillard Eta, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee has stated that crucial decisions taken by the party’s leadership only favors moneybags, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Eta, who is the APC’s national vice chairman, south south, made the comment during a chat with newsmen about the festering crisis in the Cross River state chapter of the party.
He stated: “In my place, we have a saying that when a lizard falls into a ditch, it becomes a play thing for the fowl. The party has now become a play thing between the national chairman and the national organizing secretary. Anybody who has money can procure anything.”
Eta also accused Segun Oni, the party’s deputy national chairman, South, of being complicit in the matter.
He further touched on the squabble between the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. He opined that the party ought to have given all the necessary support to Tinubu’s reconciliation committee.
The APC chief continued: “From all intents and purposes, these issues are orchestrated…you know, the Asiwaju committee was constituted just a few days ago and these issues have been hanging on Cross River state since the appointment of the minister.
“The question that you will now ask is how come that immediately after the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu committee was constituted by the president, the national chairman, the deputy national chairman, South, and the national organizing secretary became so much in a hurry, so much interested and so much aggressive in their attempt to have this all-important chairman that they could not have in more than two years. What is the purpose?”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that as part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the APC, President Muhammadu Buhari designated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts in the party.
Tinubu's was expected to use his experience to galvanise APC members across the nation to unite ahead of the 2019 general elections. The assignment would involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the federation.
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