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APC Not Yet A Political Party –Ogba

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tony Ezimakor. Abuja

AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) broods over the arm twisting tactics adopted by the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) at the inauguration of the Eighth National Assembly, one of the senators, Obinna Ogba, has hinted that deft moves were being made to wrestle power from the party in  2019.

Aside that, he said the PDP, and indeed the National Assembly rose against any form of external interference in choosing its leaders and in defence of its independence.

The first timer, representing Ebonyi Central senatorial zone, also maintained that the APC is yet to emerge as a political party given its antecedents.

Ogba described APC as an assemblage of friends who gathered together for what they could not get, but lacking in strategy to share the booty.

He sited APC’s failure to successfully carry out its first major post-election task as not just a big blow, but clear indication that the main opposition is poised to reclaim what the “APC snatched through the back door”.

“It is not about experience, the truth is this; APC is not yet a political party.

“It is just an Assembly of friends who want to get something but lack the strategy.  They are not yet a political party.

“When they become a political party, they will start chasing PDP, they have not started.

“They took over power quite alright, and we conceded to them, they won.

“But this is the first assignment facing them and it has swallowed them…We are working to take it away from them. “What they took through the back door, we will reclaim in 2019”, he said,,  and vowed to mobilise against any anti people legislation.

Ogba, a former chairman of PDP in Ebonyi  State, however, assured the Muhammadu Buhari administration of PDP’s full support provided policies and programmes of the ruling party are geared toward improving the condition of Nigerians.