Already tearing apart; APC crisis deepens as Northern leaders comes for Bisi Akande over statement.

Fresh facts have indicated that the
national caucus meeting of the APC
scheduled for Monday was cancelled
because of the suspicion within the
It was learnt that the APC
leadership called off the meeting
because of reported anger of some
leaders of the ruling party in the
North following insinuations by
Chief Bisi Akande that they were
behind the crisis in the party.
Akande, a former interim national
chairman of the APC, had in a
letter made public on Monday
alleged, among other things, that,
“Most Northern elite, the Nigerian
oil subsidy barons and other
business cartels, who never liked
(President Muhammadu) Buhari’s
anti-corruption political stance, are
quickly backing up the rebellion
against APC with strong support.”
A member of the party’s caucus
from the North-East geopolitical
zone, who spoke on condition of
anonymity because of the
sensitivity of the matter, said it
would have been a rancorous
session if the caucus meeting had
held in what he described as “such
an atmosphere of mutual
The party leader, who in fact said
he would have spoken on the
record if not for the fence-mending
efforts being made by other leaders
of the party, told PUNCH that:
“We (northerners) are unhappy
about Chief (Bisi) Akande’s
outburst. It was unnecessary
because we are all trying to put out
a fire that is threatening to
consume our house. And when you
have a respected leader and elder
making such unguarded statements
it does not help.
“I personally hold Chief Akande in
high esteem but what he wrote in
that letter was nothing short of an
insult on our collective sensibilities.
How can you single out a section of
your party and call them criminals
who were supporting rebels to
destroy the party we all built? This
is most unexpected and
uncharitable to say the least.”
Also, an APC chieftain, Alhaji Kawu
Baraje, on Tuesday, described
Akande’s statement as unfortunate.
Also, another top member of the
APC National Working Committee,
who did not want his name
mentioned, said that the meeting
was postponed to allow tempers to
go down.
“All leaders are in touch with one
another and I can a$$ure you that
the crisis will be resolved on

I know one party that this is good news to their ears *winks*

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