Ahead of the rescheduled 26 March National Convention of APC, the former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has proffered solution to the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC following the aborted national convention of the party.
Senator Okorocha who spoke with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja said the only way for the APC to come out of the crisis over it’s convention is to go back to the basis and recognise the original four blocks that formed the APC
He explained that there were four political parties that formed the APC noting that Congress for Progressives Change, CPC led by the former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari who is now the President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu came with Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and former governor of Ebonyi State, Ogbonnaya Onu who is now Minister of Science and Technology came with the All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP and Rochas Okorocha leading the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to the union.
Okorocha, now representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said the original founders of the APC like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and others should be given the honour of picking the persons that would hold sensitive positions in the party.
The lawmaker said that reverting to how APC distributed offices when it was formed will solve all crisis rocking the party at the moment.
“Our party is a great party, APC is a great party, what is wrong with our party is that we have forgotten how we all started, we should not make the mistake of PDP of old and I think that will be corrected with the coming party’s convention”.
“Our initial position was that all positions would be shared among these four parties and DPP that came with few members and after the merger, the new PDP joined.
“Now, the wisest thing for all of us to do is to go back to the founding basis and distribute the political positions as we did it that time and there will be no rancour and it will be very peaceful.
“The father of the party now is President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari should be given that respect to pick the person that will hold sensitive position in the party as chairman.”
He, however, supported the shift of the national convention to 26 March adding that this will give party leaders the opportunity to make some amendments.
“But, if we go into election at this time and of course it will open a pandora of litigation because where 1000 people buy nominations form, APC can make an income of N2billion on sales of forms and after that APC can spend N3billion on litigation activities.
He reiterated that “the wise thing to do is to call the founding fathers of the party and give them key positions and carry everyone along , including the new people that joined the party.”
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