Thursday, 22 May 2014


The battle for the control of the structure of the All Progressives Congress is set to take a dramatic twist. This followed a decision by the Rochas Okorocha-led Progressive Governors Forum, to install the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko and Senator Chris Ngige as chairman and secretary of the National Convention Planning Committee.

It was gathered the National Executive Council meeting of the party held in Abuja, on Tuesday, was designed to throw up Kawu Baraje and Senator Ajayi Boroffice, as chairman and secretary of the committee, but the 16 governors played a fast one on the party leaders.

    A source at the meeting stated that: “What happened earlier on Tuesday is a clear message that the party is gradually returning to the real owners - the people. The APC, as a political platform, like we said from the beginning, is a platform which the Nigerian people will own and call their own.”

But the Interim National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dismissed the information as false. He said those who did not wish the party well were behind speculations of a rift within the party.

In his words, “It’s not true, Asiwaju never proposed anybody. He did not preside over the meeting, as a matter of fact; he wasn’t even there when the convention committee was being sorted out. Some people are just trying to plant stories to create disaffection within the party.”

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