Crises In The Parties: PDP, APC On The Brink

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It was not surprising that when staff of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP openly confronted the party’s national leaders over alleged multibillion wastages, that the opposition party responded by alleging an infiltration of its ranks by its political nemesis, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP claims that the increasing agitation of its workers is a sponsored attempt by the APC to undermine the coherence of recent criticisms that have been lobbed at the new ruling party.

Indeed, until last week the general picture of the polity was the crisis in the APC which had seen hitherto political allies entrenched in political warfare over control of the two chambers of the National Assembly.

While the election victors seemingly threw away the goodwill with which they came with to power, the PDP had a field day ridiculing the ruling party over the circumstances that befell it.

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The crisis in the APC was blown open by the divergent positions taken by some prominent party leaders ahead of the June 9 leadership contests in the two chambers of the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, a sort of sop came the way of the APC last Tuesday when Speaker Yakubu Dogara sacrificed his stance on federal character principle and projected Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila as the House Leader bringing to an end the crisis that for 49 days consumed the party.

The situation in the Senate is, however, yet to abate and it is feared that the crisis there could drag on, on account of more complicated issues in that chamber.

Meanwhile, centre stage is apparently being taken by the PDP following allegations by its workers of what it claims to be the mismanagement of billions of naira of party funds.

Given the political environment it is not surprising that the allegations are being couched by the opposition party as politically instigated by its enemies.

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The crisis in the APC was blown open by the divergent positions taken by some prominent party leaders ahead of the June 9 leadership contests in the two chambers of the National Assembly.

Source: Vanguard

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