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Lingering APC Crisis And Effects On Governance

Buhari and OyegunWHEN the All Progressives Congress (APC) just like every other political party was formed, some Nigerians expressed mixed feelings over the survival of the party.

This is because of the divergent interests and various political parties that merged to herald the party. Just as predicted by some pundits, the current crisis rocking the party over the election of the principal officers of the national assembly appears to be a joke taken too far.

Despite assurances by the party leadership, and the presidency that the impasse will soon be resolved, many Nigerians believe it is already affecting governance in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari who had initially maintained a neutral position on the choice of the leaders of the national assembly has been dragged into the crisis by circumstances beyond his control.

Instead of dissipating energy in finding urgent solutions to the myriad of problems bedeviling the country, Buhari has been busy in the past few weeks of his one-month administration searching for peace in his party. It is a development many argue has been a source of distraction and delay for his government since he assumed office.

Also more worrisome and sign that the crisis may be far from being resolved is the absence of some key leaders of the party from the Southwest at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja yesterday. Nigerians are already worried about how early, genuinely and diplomatically, the crisis could be resolved, stressing that such will help the Buhari government to focus on governance.

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