– Former APC national chairman, Chief Adebisi Akande, has urged leaders to ensure unity and cohesion within the party
– Akande gave the advice on Wednesday, February 3, in his Ila-Orangun hometown, Osun state
– The former governor of Osun state, however, described the new registration of APC members as uncalled for
Chief Adebisi Akande, the pioneer national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the ongoing registration exercise of the party as unnecessary and aberration.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Akande, who said this on Wednesday, February 3, at his registration centre in Ila Oragun, Osun state, stressed that the present APC membership registration is an indefensible aberration leading to certain ugly perceptions.
Legit.ng gathered he said the major perception is that APC leadership might be wasteful and unappreciative of the proper use of money in a kind of scanty economy in which Nigeria now finds itself.
The former chairman said:
“These seeming ugly perceptions put into abeyance the applause of the two national election successes that the original APC register enjoyed since its completion on 15th February, 2014 and the over N1 billion of 2014’s value that the original register cost when APC had no money of its own.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in its efforts to oust the ruling APC from Aso Rock in 2023, some prominent leaders of thoughts under the aegis of the National Consultative Front (NCF) said they are set to launch a mega political movement aimed at rescuing the country.
It was reported that they said their first mission would be to mobilise towards having a new constitution that works for all which would serve as a basis for sponsoring credible candidates in the next election.
The leaders included a former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, and a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, among others.