– The prolonged crisis in Imo APC has continued to be a cause for worry for members of the party both at the state and national level
– The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, November 30, spoke on President Muhammadu Buhari’s worry on issue
– Ganduje said that the party in the state cannot afford to go into the 2019 polls in disunity and be sure of victory
The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, November 30, asked the All Progressives Congress factions (APC) in Imo state to settle their differences in order to ensure victory come 2019 general elections.
Ganduje said that President Muhammadu Buhari was deeply worried and concerned about the level of crisis which had rocked the ruling party in Imo, Punch reports.
Speaking in Owerri in the company of his team who met supporters of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Kano state governor said that “Imo State is very dear to President Muhammadu Buhari.”
In his appeal for an amicable settlement, Ganduje said that the party could not afford to go into the general elections in the state in disunity.
Ganduje said: “We are here for dialogue. We are here for peace. We are worried. But we are concerned and determined. We are here to see that those who are aggrieved are brought back to the party.
“After this meeting, we are going to meet with all the aspirants, of both sides. This is just to meet with members of the APC. The main meeting will be with the aspirants in the night.
“There could be some aggrieved members of the House of Representatives, senators and other members of the party. But we are pleading to all the members of the APC to come together and win the election.
“We are here to see you people so that we can discuss heart to heart and put the pieces together. All hope is not lost.
“Election is coming and you have to unite and make adequate arrangements for the election because the President is worried. He directed us to come for reconciliation. He wants all of you to be united.
“I am happy that all of you are for (President Muhammadu) Buhari. You look determined. You must do a lot of planning. You must sit down locally and win the election.”
As part of the delegation, Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti state governor, said: “You have heard from the chairman and Senator Godswill Akpabio, my own is going to be an addendum. You are not going to have an isolated election.”
On his part, Senator Godswill Akpabio said the crisis in Imo State APC could be resolved if the factions would put the interest of the party first.
Akpabio stated: “This is a serious business. Whether you are factionalised or not, the victory of the APC in Imo State is assured. Even though we have not seen Hope (Uzodinma), I can see hope in your faces.”
Ganduje and his team had on Thursday, November 29, held a meeting with Governor Rochas Okorocha and his supporters in a bid to reconcile the rival APC members in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Okorocha had said the current situation in the Imo state chapter of the APC had made reconciliation impossible.
He said that Imo people were short-changed in their choice of who to govern them in 2019, stressing that it is too late in the day for the party correct the wrongdoing.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking when the Ganduje-led APC reconciliation committee visited the state on Thursday, November 29, Okorocha noted that Imo people have decided to move on.
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