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POLITICS: APC Divides, As New Faction Emerges

Valentine Chinyem

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Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have left the fold of the political party to form a new party of their own.

The new party which is named Reformed-All Progressives Cogress (R-APC) and formerly known as NPDP, has appointed Buba Galadima as its Chairman.

Briefing journalists after their meeting at the Sheraton Hotels in Abuja on Wednesday, Galadima said the new faction was formed due to the failure of the ruling APC.

They described APC as “severely underperforming and unable to meet its potentials for good governance.”

“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, a 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.”