By Mohammed Abubakar (In Damaturu, Yobe State)
The Chairman of Coalition of Nigeria APC Youth Support Groups, Hon. Adamu Dahiru Lanzai, has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) national body against allowing one of the ex-Governors to become Chairman of the party in the forthcoming National congress.
Lanzai made this revelation in a statement on Saturday, October 9, 2021. According to him "it is disastrous to hand over the affairs of our great party in the hands of any former Governor at this material time in Nigeria".
The Coalition Chairman further disclosed that this advice is timely in view of the arrangements being made for the National Congress of the APC "where the ex-Governors are becoming desperate to rule the APC at the national level, but based on analysis there's an indication that some of the incumbent Governors are using their powers to throw the party into internal confusion and chaos. The past experience of Comrade Adams Oshimole where the leadership was dissolved to give way for peace is supposed to be lessons for all APC stakeholders.
"As a result, that experience culminated in the emergence of Governor Mai Mala Buni being appointed to act as the National Chairman of the party. Since then, Buni has been battling to restore the glory and dignity of the party.
"Governor Mai Mala Buni has succeeded in attracting a number of people from the opposition party into the APC. We are against any move by some of the ex-Governors to frustrate the legacies of Governor Buni in APC", Adamu Lanzai said.
He further disclosed that "the past experiences of the APC in the hands of Oshimole should be a great lesson for everyone in the party to ensure that it was not repeated. We, once again, appeal to the party chieftains to know that in 2023, President Buhari is not contesting again. Therefore, there is a need for a more formidable party structure to win the election.
"Within the APC, we have capable hands to steer the affairs of the party effectively for us to succeed in the 2023 general elections". NNL.