Alhaji Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), in Kwara state, has described parallel congresses of the party in some states as unhealthy and dangerous for the party.
Baraje , who made this known on Sunday in Ilorin while addressing journalists , described as a bad occurrence for APC to witness many parallel congresses on Saturday State Congress.
“For a party in government that control at least 22 states to have parallel congresses in 21 states is a bad occurrence .
“When I was the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, we never had 21 states with parallel congress and parallel executives.
“To me, it is a dangerous trend for APC ,the earlier the party put its house in order , the better for it. It is bad for APC , ” Baraje said.
Baraje , who is a member of the national convention committee of the party , said
members of the nPDP complained of when they were in PDP was happening in APC now .
He said his group , the nPDP, will meet with the leadership of APC on Monday , May 21 to
resolve the issues they raised in their letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Baraje said his group complained of lack of respect for the rule of the law , impunity of the
highest order and marginalisation of certain parts of the country .
“All that we complained of in PDP are now happening in APC , people are disenchanted with
the party ,” he added .
He added that when he was the PDP chairman, he instilled discipline in the party until his
group pulled out of the party .
“Leadership of APC failed to follow the rules of the party , they lack respect for due process , rule of law , disdain for peace and order and flagrant disobedience for the highest authority , ” Baraje said.
He said for Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola , who was the Secretary of the nPDP, to leave for
Africa Democratic Congress ( ADC) showed that the group was not happy with APC .
“Some of us in APC still has the love of the party , we have been suppressing the yearning of our followers
“But they will dictate where we will go to if the need arises, ” Baraje said.
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