Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has called for the postponement of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for February 26, 2022.
Speaking on Saturday in an interview with AIT, Garba stated that the postponement of the convention will save the party from facing a big crisis and implosion ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Garba opined that going ahead with the convention will spell doom for the APC and will lead to destroying the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC chieftain advised the party leadership to shift the event until warring factions within the party resolve their differences and work together, adding that the APC has 14 states with different factions contesting the leadership of the state executives.
He said: “Our party the APC, will be going into the convention on February 26 as decided by the National Working Committee (NWC), but we are only going into that convention as a divided party.
“Imagine if these 14 states delegates and executive members come to the convention ground, you have two excos from Delta State and Kano State among others. Is that what we are going to have on the stand? This implies that there is a very serious level of selfishness, from the elites of the party. We can’t agree on something that is very sacrosanct and expedient for the development of the country, but we pay more attention to what we should get into our pockets.
As a party, if we get into the convention ground by February 26th with the kind of challenges that we face now, we might likely face implosion. That is why one of our APC party members, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu requested that the party postpone the convention, maybe till a later date.
“Very fantastic opinion, though we condemned it then. But frankly speaking, I don’t think that as we are now, we are even ready to go into this convention ground as a divided home, simply because we have different factions in the party in different states and we don’t know what might be the outcomes of this convention.’’
“Going ahead with the elections might spell doom for the party, which might be tantamount to destroying the legacies of President Buhari and causing a lot of problems, which might also transcend across every part of our national life including governance.
“Also, there are insinuations that some elites of the party are already seeing the storm coming for us. They are pushing to have the convention in a hurry, so there can be an implosion.“