A former National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena has alleged that the party is always known for its leadership crises, because of the decision made by some leaders of the party.
Nabena made this disclosure, while speaking against the emergence of the immediate former governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, as the National Chairman of the party, and other issues within APC during an interview with Sunday Sun.
The former party Chieftain who claimed that the foundation that resulted in Gaduje’s emergence as the APC Chairman is faulty, maintained that, it is against the party’s constitution for him and other national officers to have been selected, instead of elected.
He however warned Ganduje to stop parading himself as an elected APC national chairman, noting that the best he can be, given the current situation, is an acting chairman.
Nabena further questioned how the party party arrived at the emergence of a person that allegedly has huge corruption cases hanging around his neck, as the party’s national chairman.
He however maintained that Ganduje may be kicked out of office, just like every other principal officer of the party, who has served before him.
“I have said it previously that the foundation APC built in the last elective convention was fundamentally very faulty.
“The whole national officers were appointed not elected. There was no election, but selection and PDP members that are in their houses, unprepared and not ready for the positions were appointed.
“The problem started with the removal of Adams Oshiomhole by some governors through his ward and even went to procure court judgment against him, and ever since then, nothing has worked. Yes, we are concerned about the leadership crisis. Oshiomhole came and left, Mai Mala Buni, there was even a period the former governor of Niger State took charge. Some strong forces brought in Abdullahi Adamu from nowhere and were disappointed when they did not get the ticket. They went for Ganduje, a man facing a crisis in Kano, but what is he going to tell the opposition? He is somebody we know his antecedent in Kano. With Ganduje on the saddle as APC chairman, can the party boldly claim to be sincere in fighting corruption?
“APC has become a party for all manners of people facing one corruption charge or the other. According to Oshiomhole, it has become a rehabilitation home for fraudulent, corrupt politicians facing corruption charges.
“Adamu Should be Probed
Speaking further, Nabena called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to do its job and prosecute the former APC national chairman, Adamu Abdullahi.
“Adamu Abdullahi was facing a corruption charge before his appointment. It is becoming obvious that the EFCC is no longer working because being an APC chairman does not give the person immunity for trial. Corruption cases against any chairman must continue. People must finish their corruption cases before we consider them for appointment. The party agreed to refund the money of those that bought forms for the leadership position, but the Adamu-led leadership refused.
“Nobody is talking about the financial recklessness under his administration. Nobody rendered an account of how they expended the over N30 billion generated through the sale of nomination forms.
“Why should they leave other members of the NWC or do they want to claim that only the ones that left the party handled the expenses? I commend Salihu Lukman for being a strong man.
“He was talking from outside and maintained his stand as a member of the party’s leadership. As a man of integrity, he stepped aside when he could not change the system. Either Ganduje Or APC Will Go Down,” he said
The former APC spokesperson however surrendered that if Ganduje remains as the Chairman of the party, either he or the APC will face the consequences very soon.
While claiming that the former Kano governor was appointed illegally, Nabena stated that the implosion of APC will happen when Ganduje moves against the people who put him in power.
“It is a case of either he goes down or the party will go down. One of these will happen very soon, especially when he tries to resist those that appointed him. That is where the crisis will start. He will be answerable to the few that installed him. Very soon he will soon want to annex areas that do not concern him and the crisis which will ensue will engulf him. Go and mark it, there is certainly going to be an implosion in the APC and it is inevitable because the right things are not done. They said that Ganduje was elected unopposed and I ask how? They should not tell us he is elected because it is not true. Did he buy form, which convention, and who elected him? He should stop parading himself as an elected chairman because he is not one; he is only operating in the capacity of acting chairman. The party’s constitution is very clear,” he submitted.