John oyegun, the former chairman, reacted to the leadership crisis that has envelope the APC following a court of appeal order upholding the suspension of national chairman, Adam Oshiomhole.
Also the declaration of Abiola Ajimobi, a former Oyo governor, as acting chairman. And Victor Giadom, APC national secretary.
His Saturday statement” in the past few months, the party has “brazenly subverted” its own principles of internal democracy.
He also said applauding the victory at the 2015 presidential poll and the peaceful transfer of power that followed. Stating that many countries have marched forward, Nigeria is “regressing.” He continues
“Our own political party, the APC, is fast becoming the single most dangerous threat to the legacy of our government and our president,”
“In the last few months we have watched how the party has brazenly subverted its own principles of internal democracy and flagrant violation of every rule of decent political engagement in a manner that makes everyone associated with its promise of change liable to be accused of either hypocrisy or apostasy.
“We must therefore remember that our victory in the 2015 Presidential elections and the peaceful transfer of power that followed was a major testament of progress in our nation’s journey towards real democracy.
“This unprecedented democratic achievement has since inspired progressive forces all over Africa and has become a standard by which democracy is measured in the rest of the continent.
“Unfortunately, it appears that while other countries around us have marched ahead in the democratic journey, we have largely regressed.”
He continues that there is a need for national executive committee (NEC) of the APC to meet and set up a panel that takes care of the parties activities.
“There is a most urgent need for the party NEC to meet and institute for the party a caretaker committee (even if we have to invoke the doctrine of necessity), whose main responsibility will be to arrange for a special national convention,” and that it “hurts deeply ” to see how terrible it is to mention APC and change together”.
Because the ruling party is fast becoming something of a threat to president Buhari’s legacy.