John Alechenu, Abuja
State chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change, one of the three legacy parties that formed the All Progressives Congress, have disowned its ex-National Secretary, Buba Galadima, now National Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress.
The ex-state chairmen made their position public during a solidarity visit to the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja on Friday.
Spokesman for the group, Umar Shuaibu, assured the Oshiomhole-led APC of their continued support.
This came at a time the man named as the Benue State chairman of the R-APC, Noah McDickson, also distanced himself from the group, saying he was never consulted before he was named.
He noted that it was true he had grievances for which he had gone to court to address; but that he had no reason to leave the APC to join the R-APC.
Shuaibu said, “We were not surprised that our detractors have now deliberately concocted another mischief by flying another kite with the aim of distracting Nigerians that all is not well with our party under the guise of a so-called reformed APC.
“They insinuated that the APC- led government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is not performing or fulfilling its electoral promises and that the so-called reformists have the support of most of the leaders of the legacy parties, including the CPC.
“Unfortunately, we wish to make it known that they have grossly miscalculated.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, on behalf of the state chairmen of the defunct CPC, we categorically and unequivocally dissociate ourselves from the so-called R-APC.”
Earlier, Oshiomhole told his guests that the party leadership had started meeting with those with genuine concerns, pointing out that all identified grievances, including the reward system were being addressed.
He said, “I listened to Buba Galadima, It is as if a very hungry bird is dancing at the centre of the road and a disgruntled drummer not far away in the bush is drumming for him.”
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