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Uche Nwosu advises APC Committee to resolve internal crisis before wooing new members

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain and former governorship candidate in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, has advised the  Governor Mai Mala Bunmi-headed APC Caretaker Committee to resolve the internal crisis in the party first before wooing new members.

Nwosu noted that entrenching peace within the party by reconciling aggrieved stakeholders will put it in a better footing to woo those that dumped the party.

He urged the party to put its house in order first before thinking of expanding it by bringing in more people, adding that it will be easier to bring back those that left the party after peace has returned.

“If the different factions in the party and the founding stakeholders are reconciled, collectively the party will now move to the next phase and bring back all those that left the party as a result of one reason or the other, not before”.

The Caretaker Committee is reported to have been reaching out to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others who dumped at he build up to the 2019 election.

But Nwosu insisted that trying to woo new members into the party without addressing the internal conflicts amounts to putting the cart before the horse.

According to him, “they should resolve the party crisis in Zamfara, Adamawa, Rivers and Imo States first but what they are interested is to bring new people, meanwhile those in the party are angry and bitter. They should look inward first before rushing outside.

“You have not met with people like Abubarkar Yari, Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe in Rivers State, former former Adamawa State governor Bindow Umaru and former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and Rochas Okorocha to reconcile the different factions , how can you bring in anyone when they know your house is not in order. You must put your house in order first before you venture out”.

He added that, “how can you go to Adamawa for instance and ask Atiku to join APC when the party is still in crisis in that state, or is it in Zamfara or Imo State that you can succeed in getting any big fish to join the party without putting your house in order first”.

Nwosu had while advising the Committee, shortly after its inauguration, suggested that “the four blocks that formed the APC including the ACN lead by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the CPC led by President Muhammadu Buhari, the APGA faction led by Rochas Okorocha and the PDP faction led by Rotimi Amaechi should be consulted and made to come together to rebuild the party and make it strong, focused and progressive as it was when it was founded,” he said.

On the fate of the party in the Southeast, he noted that the Committee’s duty will be made easier and successful if it takes time to study the history of the party in the zone and how and when crisis crept in.

According to him, “to get it right in the Southeast, the Caretaker Committee should be properly equipped with how the party started and evolved in the zone. It should identify the founding leaders of the party in the zone and bring them together. This will more than any other thing open a new chapter of peace and harmony in the party”.

He further advised the Committee not to allow its activities in the Southeast to be hijacked or dictated by Abuja based politicians “who do not have any stake in the party at the grassroots”.

In his words, “the Committee should get in touch with the party leaders in the zone who are truly in touch with the people on how to resolve all issues and bring peace to the party than working with Abuja based politicians who may be warming up to hijack the process.”


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