- The APC did not handle its crisis properly, according to Senator Ali Ndume
- He said the party should have worked harder to prevent its members from defecting to the PDP
- Ndume, however, referred to the opposition party as a dying party, even though he wished the defectors well
Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) says the crisis rocking the ruling party was not well managed when it began brewing.
He made the comment during an interview session on Channels TV.
NAIJ.com gathers that the senator touched on the issue of the recent defections and pointed out that even though they won’t affect President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection chances in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) should have worked harder to keep its members.
He stated: “I want to equally say that that’s not to say the people who left have been treated fairly because I know some of my colleagues have issues that would have been handled better.
“Even Saraki’s case could have been handled better ab initio, because I was part of the like-minded team to the emergence. I think the initial problem wasn’t managed well by the party.”
He continued: “If you look at the analysis of those that left, as the Senate president said, he didn’t leave, he said he was pushed out, and Bolaji who recently announced his defection, too, didn’t say he left but was pushed out and his job is being compromised.”
Ndume, however, referred to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a dying party, even though he wished the defectors well.
He said: “Everybody knows that PDP is a dying party. In fact, the party is a bad brand; and that’s why I heard they are going into rebranding, that they want to even change the name after apologising to Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki was asked by Senator Ali Ndume to reconvene plenary.
Ndume argued that it was unfortunate for Saraki to shut down the National Assembly because of personal issues.
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