When there is infighting in any political party, they will be divided, a divided political party means weakness and weaknesses means less vote for the political party, which will eventually lose when it faces another political party in an election. That is what happens in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday when the party held state congresses elections across Nigeria. They were divided and each factions in some States held parallel congresses.
About five (5) States held parallel congresses, where factions in the party elected different people as their executives in the party. This happened in Osun, Kwara, Lagos, Kano, and Ogun. In most of the states mentioned above, the parallel congress even turned to violence, where political stakeholders were shot by hoodlums and several vehicles were destroyed. Although the national executives of the party have waded into the issue of parallel congresses in the State and have concluded that it is only the factions supported by the governors that will be backed by the national executives.
According to a report by Punch, a national party executive who does not want his name to be mentioned said, that the National caucus will recognize executive councils supported by incumbent governors in the APC states and non-APC states, the party would recognize congresses endorsed by the highest political office holders in such states.
This is a good step forward for the party to resolve the crisis in the party. But the party national caucus should not forget to compensate the aggrieved members or factions that held parallel congresses against the wish of the governors so that they will be united and battle for the 2023 general election. APC should know that no divided party can defeat a strong opponent in any State and come together as one to support a candidate.
Content created and supplied by: Mrliman (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More