Aggrieved members of the newPeoples Democratic Party in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have announced their formation of a faction of the ruling party, Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
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The group, at a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, announced Alhaji Buba Galadima as its National Chairman, Dr. Fatai Atanda (Oyo State) as National Secretary and Kazeem Afegbua (Edo State) as National Publicity Secretary.
Galadima told reporters that the decision to form the R-APC was a fallout of the APC congress saying the party under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari as “rudderless” and “incompetent”,
He said, “We are saying that we are the authentic leaders if the APC, if anybody disputes that, let him go to court, we will meet him there. Do the Senate President and the Speaker belong to any party? If they were members of any of the four parties (that formed the APC) you mentioned, it means they are part of this.”
Speaking further: “We are sad to report that after more than three years of governance, our hopes have been betrayed, our expectations completely dashed.
“The APC has run a rudderless, inept and incompetent government that has failed to deliver good governance to the Nigerian people.
“It has rather imposed dictatorship, impunity, abuse of power, complete abdication of constitutional and statutory responsibilities, infidelity to the rule of law and constitutionalism.
“It has failed to ensure the security and welfare of our people and elevated nepotism to unacceptable height. The APC has failed to deliver on its key promises to the nation.
“There is no evidence of any political will to reverse the decline of our party, while leaders who have created these circumstances continue to behave as if Nigerians owe our party votes as a matter of right.`’
“The APC government, has been a monumental disaster, even worse than the government it replaced. “The political party that was a vehicle for enthroning the government was rendered powerless by manipulations and complete lack of due process in its operations.’’