APC, PDP sink deeper into crises ahead 2023 elections

APC, PDP sink deeper into crises ahead 2023 elections. Leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are at the centre of turmoil.

Internal crises are festering within the ruling of the two dominant political parties.

Following the minority judgement between Eyitayo Jegede (PDP) and Rotimi Akeredolu (APC) that happened last week at the Supreme Court, Ondo State governorship appeal opened the APC crisis.

Justice Mary Odili, submitted that it is illegal for a sitting governor to hold another office simultaneously, citing Section 180 of the 1999 Constitution.

Meanwhile, Akeredolu won the judgment by a narrow 4-3.

Many party stalwarts demanded that Mai Mala Buni the APC Caretaker national chairman, should step down so that the party will not sink into “judicial jeopardy.”

All the governors in the PDP, have decided to meet next week to determine the fate of the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC).

The PDP governors, who met in Bauchi last week, decided against undemocratic process being suggested by Wike to get Secondus out.

They also came up with some solutions to lower the brewing tension in the party ahead of 2023.

All the options will be considered at the August 9 meeting in Abuja.

A governor, who spoke in confidence, said at the weekend: “Since there is division in the party on the fate of Secondus and his team, we are working on a middle of the road approach to keep the party intact.

“One of the options is the likelihood of bringing the National Convention forward by one or two months. We are thinking of holding it either in October or early November. Statutorily, the tenure of the NWC ends in December.

“The governors resolved to meet on August 9 to decide the exit date of Secondus and NWC. The decision will then be communicated to all organs of the party.”

The anti-Secondus campaign has heightened in the last few days with a plot to use some peripheral NWC members, especially some of those serving as deputies to national officers, to pass a vote of no confidence on Secondus.

“We know that some people are floating a cash-for-sack deal against Secondus and the NWC but they cannot succeed.

“If the NWC is sacked before its tenure ends, there will be anarchy in the party,” a member of the party executive said.

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