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|Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by yns4real: 7:33am On Jul 06, 2018|
52 Senators, Reps, others to stand firm
APC: no faction
LEADERS WHO MAY GO
REPS WHO WILL STAY
The plot to cause a split in the All Progressives Congress(APC) has suffered a major setback, with some leaders of the party refusing to join the Reformed All Progressives Congress(R-APC).
Some bigwigs, who have opted to remain in APC, include former Governor Abdullahi Adamu; former Governor Aliyu Wammako; former Governor Danjuma Goje; former Governor Adamu Aliero; former Governor Kabiru Gaya; Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Governor Yahaya Bello and Governor Jibrilla Bindow. There are several others.
Joining some of the APC chieftains, including those who were in new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), are over 184 Representatives and no fewer than 52 senators in the Parliamentary Support Group (PSG).
The APC leaders prefer to remain in the party to chart their own political path instead of teaming up with Senate President Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, some senators and members of the House to nurture the R-APC.
It was also learnt that the PSG leaders in the National Assembly met Wednesday evening to rally against the R-APC’s anti-President Muhammadu Buhari plot.
“Many APC members do not buy the idea of forming R-APC to “settle scores and promote self-aggrandisement,” a source said yesterday.
The source, who spoke in confidence, said the political outlook and permutations do not favour R-APC
The source said: “Unlike the case in 2014, there is a crack in the nPDP (now transformed into R-APC) and it does not have the number to cause any upset in the ruling APC. The factionalisation plot is dead on arrival because of sheer ambition.
“There was wholesale merger/ defection in 2014 by nPDP to APC but some of these leaders prefer to remain in APC. Ex-Governors Wammako, Goje, Aliero and Abdullahi Adamu, among others have distanced themselves from R-APC which is being promoted only by three leaders.
“Some APC leaders are also aware of the ultimate goal of R-APC leaders to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the terms of their current negotiation are acceptable. They cannot understand why they will be in R-APC (a transit camp) today and hop to PDP the next day.
“A few R-APC leaders are confused. They seek refuge in PDP and African Democratic Congress (ADC) at the same time. For instance, while Kwankwaso has been having talks with PDP, there are indications that he is more at home with ADC, already adopted by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s group just for the sake of a presidential ticket.”
In Sokoto State, Wammako has made it clear that he will not join forces with Governor Tambuwal in R-APC to destabilise APC
“All the three senators and six out of 11 members of the House of Representatives have shunned the bait from Governor Tambuwal to join R-APC. They have pitched tent with their leader, ex-Governor Aliyu Wammako,” the source said.
In Kano, two out of the three senators and 14 of the 24 House of Representatives members “have left Kwankwaso to his fate”. They are in alliance with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.”
A former governor said yesterday: “I do not have an uncertain political future; I remain in APC and not any other group.”
APC is said not to be threatened by the R-APC. This, said the sources, is because “as some of these leaders are leaving, the APC is also gaining more members, including Sen. Hope Uzodinma and Sen. John Enoh. “Sen. Sunday Ogbuoji from Ebonyi have also defected from PDP to our party,” he said, adding:
“In fact, there is a prospect of an alliance pact between APC and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as part of looking into the future.”
The source confirmed that some party leaders, senators and Representatives may leave APC due to political aspirations and other interests.
Some of those who may go include, Dr. Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara; ex-Governor Murtala Nyako; Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso; Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu; Sen. Isa Misau; Sen. Dino Melaye; Sen. Soji Akanbi; Sen. Muhammed Shitu; Sen. Shehu Sani: Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi; Sen. Mohammed Sha’aba Lafiagi; Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim; Sen. Kabiru Marafa; and Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
Some of these leaders from Bauchi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Oyo and Jigawa have “irreconcilable differences” with their governors. A few others are no longer wanted by their constituents. Some are ambitious; others have been committed to nPDP instead of the APC right from 2015 and others have local peculiarities, The Nation learnt.
“Ordinarily, Nyako does not have business with R-APC but because of local politics in Adamawa State, he has chosen to leave APC. For example, Sen. Soji Akanbi from Oyo State wants to be a governor and he may adopt another party to realise his ambition.”
“Speaker Dogara has the same local challenge and also his political fate is tied to his mentor, Governor Tambuwal. Tambuwal is said to have made up his mind to leave APC because of his presidential ambition.
“There are issues in Kaduna, Jigawa and Kogi states which have forced R-APC leaders to hibernate elsewhere,” the source said.
Members of the PSG on Wednesday met in Abuja on how to stop R-APC members’ plot against President Buhari in the National Assembly.
The breakdown of the senators in the Upper Chamber is as follows: APC 65; PDP 39; APGA two; dead senators (two) and senator in prison (one).
A ranking senator said: “The PSG can mobilize at least 52 senators and over 184 members of the House of Representatives to curtail the political rampage of the R-APC leaders.
“We have done our homework to put the President in good stead and be able to concentrate on his job. We will not take things for granted.
“This was why we met on Wednesday to take stock and put counter-measures in place against R-APC members.”
In an interview yesterday, a respected member of the APC in the Northeast said R-APC leader Buba Galadima fell out with Buhari when the President decided to expand his political base out of the old CPC conclave in 2015.
Now Kwankwaso’s acolyte, Galadima was among those whose sectional antics ensured Buhari lost three times before 2015. People like him lost relevance the moment Buhari opted to reach out outside the old Northwest base.
*In Benin yesterday, the report of the involvement of Kassim Afegbua, erstwhile media aide to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was dismissed as “comic relief”.
An APC leader from Edo North said: “I am not surprised at all that Afegbua would seek relevance by joining them (R-APC).
“He was rehabilitated by Oshiomhole with an appointment in Edo State between 2012 and 2016.
“In the APC primary in 2016, whereas his boss was backing Godwin Obaseki, he betrayed him by working for another aspirant who lost woefully.
“Rather than sack him, Oshiomhole was magnanimous enough to retain him as Information Commissioner. Well, you could explain his working for a different candidate as his democratic right. But guess what, when Obaseki became a candidate in 2016, he decided to work for opposition PDP.
“Just imagine the lack of honour and principle. How do you place such a person? So, for us in Edo, we are just laughing. Edo APC is 100 per cent for and behind Oshiomhole. “
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Lagosfinder(m): 8:09am On Jul 06, 2018|
APC news and 2019
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Paperwhite(m): 8:10am On Jul 06, 2018|
They will still defect as the present initial fallout is just an incidence in a cascade of defections to come.The vested interests in the APC are just irreconcilable.
What Tinubu can't mend Oshiomole can't join together.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by JosEast(m): 8:25am On Jul 06, 2018|
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by ArmedRobber: 8:35am On Jul 06, 2018|
Paperwhite:trash. senators and house of reps members in north east and north west region re wiser than you .you think they would be stupid to follow bunch of paper weight politicians and loose their seat.
Northerners dont have luxury of voting two parties in a day election if they vote for apc in presidential they we also vote apc in house of assembly.that is what brought majority of senators and house of rep to power.people like dino,hunkuyi,sheu sani can never win election with another party against incubency in their respective states.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by almajiri101: 8:48am On Jul 06, 2018|
Poticians and their troubles, PMB shunned and distance himself from any negotiation with the NPDP, instead of cross carpeting to PDP they decided to rebrand the name to R-APC to distract the progressives and catch PMB's attention but met a strong resistance in the national assembly.
None of these bunch of crooks had strong balls to defect to PDP except dino melaye who has been a slave and senator with no direction.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by almajiri101: 8:54am On Jul 06, 2018|
Their presence can't determine who wins or lose in any party, most of these reformed APC leaders are having troubles in their various states and defecting to weak and stained opposition party like PDP would jeopardize their chances of returning to the house.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by CilicMarin: 8:57am On Jul 06, 2018|
Chai! Ipob pigs have suffered. They will cry blood next year when Buhari is sworn in for the Final Term before Osinbajo and Elrufai take over.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by CilicMarin: 8:57am On Jul 06, 2018|
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by johnmartus(m): 9:24am On Jul 06, 2018|
I just pity saraki .
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by hakanai(m): 9:28am On Jul 06, 2018|
Clear setup and back stab.Although I feel its not the end.Alot more back stabbing to come with all levels. So they need to purge themselves of enemies and snitches. Agents of Doom. Its good atimes to allow such to happen to know where you stand before.
They should even be more careful with moles....
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Babacele: 9:35am On Jul 06, 2018|
what are they waiting for ? if they don't leave now, we shall force them out.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by dheilaw1(m): 9:43am On Jul 06, 2018|
none of those lightweights politicians can win their local government
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by SamuelAnyawu(m): 9:48am On Jul 06, 2018|
How dare you a Northwestern and Northeastern National Assembly member go against Buhari whose election will hold the same day as yours...
The masses here na one way oh no time to differentiate broom and umbrella
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by jegz25(m): 10:08am On Jul 06, 2018|
Bad news for enemies of state
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by mmb: 10:09am On Jul 06, 2018|
Dead on arrival.
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Built2last: 10:10am On Jul 06, 2018|
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Benblaq(m): 10:10am On Jul 06, 2018|
More like LET ME JUST DIE HERE AT ONCE
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by honestivo(m): 10:11am On Jul 06, 2018|
what's the setback there with all these name mentioned
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Nobody: 10:11am On Jul 06, 2018|
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Nobody: 10:13am On Jul 06, 2018|
honestivo:That was the first time I’m seeing all those names.
They were probably never in APC and have zero or less political value.
2019 go sweet
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by KingRagnar: 10:13am On Jul 06, 2018|
Not everyone is unwise, not everyone is confused, those who would stay would, those who wants to leave should, As Oshiomole said, he won't loose sleep over them and dare I say, neither would Nigerians.
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by vickyfelix: 10:13am On Jul 06, 2018|
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by flex04(m): 10:14am On Jul 06, 2018|
come if na u, u go won be member wen u dn dey chop money for your leadership role
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Nobody: 10:14am On Jul 06, 2018|
CilicMarin:youre not nice
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by kasheemawo(m): 10:15am On Jul 06, 2018|
Pigs Don suffer again
|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by Nobody: 10:16am On Jul 06, 2018|
24 State Chapters of APC are factionalized.
So, what on Earth are you talking about ? APC is dead and buried, and no amount of propaganda will save this one, not even trying to do damage control on news paper can help.
Oshomole knows the implication, that is why he is apologizing, but you guys on nairaland are too emotional to see things the way they are. I understand how painful it is to see the party you support fagmented, so it is natural to feel the sense of disbelief which is why you are working on overdrive to hold on to the last straw that could help heal the disbelief.
Buhari had a chance to write his name on Gold, but he squandered it on the alter of nepotism from day 1. He termed others 5% and went as far as ignore the killings all over the country. Even SARS mayhem, he has said nothing about it.
There is a point in life where you must abandon a sinking ship or drown with it. And I know most of you will drown with this ship, instead of being independent minded humans and standing with the country instead of standing with politicians and their parties.
I think some of you are mentally sick without even knowing it. You are ready to obfuscate the truth just to maintain your elusive ego.
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by puccyforker: 10:16am On Jul 06, 2018|
2019 is far
you'll start crying by next week
but my problem with you is that you'll vanish after loosing ekiti
you'll see hell from me as e dey hot
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|Re: Plot To Split APC Suffers Major Setback As Some Leaders Refuse To Join rAPC by joeace2020(m): 10:17am On Jul 06, 2018|
Tired of laughing at this country.
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