Nigeria Voters Assembly cautions APC leaders over National Assembly crisis

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The Nigeria Voters Assembly yesterday tasked  the leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC)  to handle the ongoing rumblings among its members in the National Assembly with care without compromising party supremacy.

Reminding that no merger has succeeded in the political history of the country, the group appealed to the APC leaders to carefully handle the National Assembly crisis to forestall factionalisation and massive decampment.

In a statement by its national president, Moshood Erubami, the Voters Assembly said the APC leadership must be cautious not to allow strange bedfellows that strayed into the party to stray back, like they came in.

“If the recalcitrant party members who take delight in sub-merging their party’s instruction on the platform of opportunism are allowed to stray out, it may rock the both of unity among the merging parties and advertently put power back into the hands of the PDP  disguising under  a new name at an unexpected time.

“It was unthinkable that the Senate will fail again last Tuesday to elect its remaining principal officers given the obvious indiscipline that permeated the first attempt to elect leaders in the Senate and all attempts made by the party to move on in the interest of peace.

“For the Senate to fail to heed the suggestion contained in the letter sent from the office of the chairman of the party, stipulating those that should be selected for the principal offices in the senate, things are now being made more difficult for the APC, the owner of Government in which the Senators are just a part of the tools needed to run it.

“ Nigerians who hold a long  list of expectations  are now confused about which master script the senate president is playing and whether the party instructions meant anything to  him or he wants to continue to celebrate dissidents”, It stressed
The group  warned the APC leadership not to allow itself  to be used to achieve the nefarious objectives of a few who do not wish the country  to come out of its over 16  years of misrule.

“The party must put its feet down and should not only step on the toes of saboteurs and betrayers but move to crush their legs and whip them to behave and accept party supremacy” , he said

Erubami maintained that the current imbroglio in the national assembly pose a serious threat to party supremacy.

He warned that if care is not taken, it may play the APC into the waiting hands of the rejected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) again possibly under a new name, pointing out that the development in the two chambers of the National Assembly underscore the fact that there are some  APC members that are playing along with the devil who are prepared to sell the country  to the highest bidder in order to achieve their selfish ends.

As a way out of the logjam, the group advocated that the leadership of each party that contributed to the merger should be summoned to an urgent reconciliation meeting to avoid taking individual decisions henceforth on important issues in other to hold the team together. 

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  • Modestus nnadim

    When they were celebrating mass exodus from PDP, they should have known that one day will be judgement day. Please let them face their wahala and let Nigerians be. #fightagainstemptypromises

  • Okey

    The task now before every patriotic Nigeria is to extricate Buhari from the clutches of those who style themselves as the owners of APC. Yes, Buhari came through a platform, equally that form had Buhari as its vehicle to power. For without Buhari that platform will be just stationary and motionless. In the last 16 years we have had several platforms without vehicles, and such platforms never launched off, much more attaining a peak.

    It is heretic to locate leader of the ruling party outside the President of the country; it is equally counter-productive to head a direction from opposite that of Mr President. The President must quickly rise above those who see him as a mere “boy-boy” (errand boy), who see another person as leader of the party where the President of Nigeria belong. Buhari must assume effective leadership of this country. He must start from demanding that his party big men desist from destabilizing the National Assembly and let the parliament be. His party men and women must practice the Democracy and CHANGE they mouth. Imposition of men selected from their bedrooms can never and will never be Democracy and Change.

    Though, I see a deliberate desire and will on the part of President Buhari not to be seen as “autocratic,” the surest way to slow him down is to hold the National Assembly by the jugular; that way no Ministerial nominees will be confirmed and no Bills

    of government will be attended to. Buhari must in the same vein rise above the antics of titled autocrats in his party. The excuse has been passed off that the President has not made his top appointments owning lack of earnest receipt of hand-over note from the previous government. The truth is that there is no stable and effective National Assembly in place for the confirmation/approval of the President’s top appointments. This is evidenced by the fact that the President had made the appointments requiring confirmation by the NASS.

    The President is the leader of this country and therefore we must not have alternate sources of supreme authority. A situation, for instance, whereby the Police was ordered to shut down the National Assembly on June 9 and which Order obviously never came from the President is very worrisome. Buhari must reign in his party chieftains and assume effective leadership of this nation. His party must allow the National Assembly to function and be free of crisis. Because, so far, APC leaders interference with the business of the National Assembly is hampering the President and worse of all, Nigeria.

    But that is not all. Though President Buhari has a role to play here, on part of the citizenry one thing is certain. Nigerians must rescue and extricate Buhari from the clutches and contraptions of evil cabals and their hirelings who have contributed in no small measure in pinning this nation to the mud all along. We must take ownership of Buhari if we genuinely desire to make a fresh and meaningful start.

  • honourable Izunna

    APC should sweep their dirts and stop looking for who to say brought the dirts in. If APC can not portray itself as a peaceful emblem, i didn’t crave for this change.