A report says the storm gathering in All Progress Congress sparked by the controversy surrounding tenure elongation of the party’s Excos at all levels may further polarised the party into opposing factions with a group becoming New APC, similar to the formation of New PDP in the run up to the 2015 election.
The Nation reported that the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, scheduled for Monday in Abuja is a make or mar one, which outcome if against tenure elongation may lead to the emergence of a splinter group with the name, New APC.
The report said the planned formation was a smokescreen and the real motive of the alleged planners was to eventually defect from APC to an opposition party en masse.
Citing anonymous sources, the paper wrote: “Some of these leaders are mobilizing to create tension which can make the meeting inconclusive or they will cause upset which will make them to walk out on Buhari.
“We have got intelligence t that some of these leaders are out to form a New APC to portray the party as being in disarray. They are looking for excuses to defect to other parties.
“The ability of the President and governors to manage the situation at the meeting can render such a plot a nullity.
“Once they are frustrated, they will rely on their Plan B to protest against the outcome of the state congresses and National Convention in order to defect to another party.”