From:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate in the 2019 election in Kwara State Comrade Issa Aremu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari statesmanship intervention in the crisis that bedrock the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), saying his step has paved way for governance.
According to him the dicision will steer the ruling party leadership from “mutually destructive brinkmanship” and “imminent “ politicide” which he defined as additive acrimony and deafening collapse of compromise, comradeship and cooperation”.
Aremu who is the Vice President of IndustriALL Global Union, lauded the President for letting chieftains of the ruling party realized that the party’s gains could be reversed as conflicts often overshadow the primary objective of service to the people and urged members to refocus on “the larger picture and place more emphasis on uniting the party”.
“ The APC NEC eventually approved the immediate discontinuation of all pending litigation involving the party and its members; ratified the primary election conducted in Edo State; dissolved the current National Working Committee, and appointed a Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning committee for the party, with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, as Caretaker National Chairman, and Senator John Akpanudoedehe as designated Caretaker National Secretary .” He said
The two time former Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress,(NLC) who said even though he is not a member of the running Party said crisis within a ruling party must be of grave concern because of as it’s adverse implications for good governance adding “that a ruling party in crisis means actually a nation in “governance hemorrhage”.
He recalled that the internal crisis which rocked the ruling PDP created an atmosphere for deepening security challenge, the worst expression being the kidnapping of chibok girls in 2014 by Boko Haram militants, worsened corrupt practices and reversal of economic growth of earlier years from which he observed Nigeria had not yet recovered.