Alhaji Sani Mallam, an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain and immediate former adviser to Governor Abubakar of Bauchi state on special duties, has stated that the party is heading for a crash ahead of the 2019 election. He stated that this would happen if the ruling party failed to conduct its primary election through the congress system.
Mallam exclusively said in Bauchi on Thursday that aggrieved APC supporters were waiting for the final outcome on the debate from Thursday’s NEC meeting after which they would decide whether to dump the party or stay. He said, “We are patiently waiting to hear the final decision of APC NEC on the possibility of congress primary election which is being agitated for as the best way to producing credible candidates for the party come 2019, which most APC governors seem to kick against because of their personal interest.”
Mallam maintained that the APC as a party has placed itself under a litmus test on the possibility of surviving its internal challenges ahead of the 2019 election. The party chieftain blamed APC woes on party leaders’ impunity and lack of internal democracy by the leaders whose personal interest is supreme “The situation in APC currently is the same as that of a pregnant woman especially if the party refuses to agree on a congress primary. Should that be the case, APC supporters may definitely dump the party for the opposition,” he warned.
The APC chieftain therefore advised the party’s NWC and NEC to reconsider the demands of its members on congress primary or risk losing supporters at the 2019 election.