- The All Progressives Congress (APC) believes Nigerians will reject the opposition in 2019
- This was the opinion of a member of the APC Board of Trustees (BoT), Ismael Ahmed
- Ahmed was reacting to the defection of some federal lawmakers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
A member of the APC BoT, Ismael Ahmed, has said Nigerians now know better and will reject the PDP in the 2019 general elections.
Ahmed stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, July 25, in Abuja.
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His words: “What we are interested in is the survival of this platform; Nigerians have rejected PDP over and over again and they will reject it in 2019, God’s willing.
“We are going to mitigate the effect of this defection. If we can stop it, we will and if there are others that we will keep talking to, to come back within the legislature, we will hopefully do that.”
He condemned the insinuation that the lawmakers left because the APC leadership was unable to manage its internal conflicts and that some governors were planning to join the PDP. He noted that while the challenges in the ruling party are just like that of every other big political party that has come into governance, the new leadership of the party would resolve them soon.
“Man management in its entirety is something that needs a certain level of craftsmanship which I think the new national chairman (Adams Oshiomhole) is bringing to the fore and he has been going about,” he said.
He however, said: “When people have made up their minds that this is what they want to do, there is nothing you can do. There is no governor that has moved officially yet or decamped yet.”
Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Tony Nwulu, has dumped the PDP due to what he termed, “irreconcilable conflicts in the party.”
Nwulu made this known at a news conference on Tuesday, July 24, shortly after the plenary session where he also announced his defection to the United Progressives Party.
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