rAPC enjoys 75% support nationwide –Galadima

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The leadership of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC) said it has about 75 per cent representation across the country, adding that the judiciary will help resolve their grievances.
National chairman of rAPC, Buba Galadima, who spoke at a meeting of APC women groups in Abuja on Friday, said part of the group’s grievances was the exclusion of certain segment of the APC during the last nationwide congresses and national convention of the party.
He said that the splinter group was also not comfortable with the manner in which the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had been handling the affairs of country.
Galadima said that the reason some key members of the ruling party are insisting that things be done the right way was that “as founding members we felt that we can’t sit idly and allow things to go wrong.
“All we are seeking for is fair play, transparency, justice, level play ground and that everything that was done to bring the so-called National Working Committee to office is being challenged in the court and God’s willing, we will get justice in court,” he said.
“We were voted into office because we promised that we will do better than our predecessors, but instead doing better than our predecessors, we are worst than them.
We did not bargain that all criminal elements and people of questionable character will be migrating into our party to the extent that APC has now turned itself into a save heaven for those facing corruption charges.
He said for a month plus, the APC had suffered internal wrangling, caused by disaffection on the part of some members who were excluded from the affairs of party and its administration.
On whether the splinter enjoys broad support from APC members, Galadima said rAPC is more than just a group.
“We’ve 75 per cent representation across the country.
We’re not making efforts to register with INEC.
Moreover the APC we’re trying to reform is our vehicle.
We don’t need INEC.
We need the court to pronounce.
Asked whether, the faction is considering picking a presidential candidate for 2019, Galadima said: “Why not if the court says we’re the authentic leadership”.
The National Woman Leader of the rAPC, Asha Kaita, in her remarks accused the federal government of trying to frustrate voters, especially, women who constitute majority of voting population from getting registered and obtaining their permanent voters’ cards.
Another chieftain of the APC, Hon.
Bimbo Ike, lamented that as devoted members, they were increasingly tired of appealing to Nigerians to support the party again after failing to deliver on its promises.

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