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National convention: D-day for APC as Oshiomhole emerges party’s chairman
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
Today is the D-Day and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is agog as a total of 6,800 delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gather for the long-awaited national convention of the party.

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It appears, the national convention is the biggest hurdle the party is likely to surmount ahead of 2019 general elections as all the power brokers in the APC battle for the soul of the ruling party.

Initially, it seemed the party would never hold a convention as it had failed several times to bring all the power blocs and interests together to agree on the terms of the exercise. But after several postponements of the date, the day has finally come for the teeming delegates to elect new members of the new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Predictably, the outcome of today’s exercise will either make or mar the party which in an unprecedented manner trounced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 after the party’s 16 years of dominating the political space in Nigeria. For followers of the political trajectory of the APC, the tension-soaked convention will be one of the major determinants of its performance in the 2019 general elections.

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However, all things being equal, today’s exercise may just be a formality if the power brokers in the party will agree to the consensus arrangement and endorse the unity list for the new NWC.
Already, the two major leaders of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu have endorsed the former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole to emerge the chairman of the APC in the convention.

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly made it clear to the party leaders that he was interested in three positions, namely national chairman, national secretary and that of the national organising secretary.

The positions are zoned to the South-South, North East and South East geo-political zones, respectively. President Buhari was said to have asked one of his aides to advise the outgoing national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and the national organising secretary, Osita Izunazo, not to seek re-election.

Speculations were rife that while Mr Oyegun announced his exit from the race, Mr Izunazo rejected the advice, opting to slug it out with other contenders for the position.

So, on one hand, if the two major actors in the APC power struggle(Buhari and Tinubu) have their way, the convention may just be a walkover for Oshiomhole and the development may reinvent the party to be well positioned for the 2019 general elections.

But on the other hand, politics is dynamic and peradventure events go otherwise, the party will be in a quagmire and may go the way of the PDP after its national convention ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Not a few believe that the candidature of Oshiomhole and the manner he emerged are not acceptable to many power brokers especially some APC governors. The former Edo governor in the views of many was more or less imposed on the party and not necessarily by consensus as the arrangement is projected to be.

Analysts argue that other aspirants to the chairmanship position including former governor of Cross River State, Chief Clement Ebri, and former Edo State governor, Prof Oserheimen Osunbor, had to shelve their ambition to assuage the interest of the president. Also, the consensus dummy was not acceptable to the outgoing chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and his supporters who believe that President Buhari was literally arm twisted by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to force him (Oyegun) out of his position after the effort he has put into building the party. Oyegun’s supporters believe that but for the open partisanship and preference for Oshiomhole, the outgoing chairman would have re-contested and easily won as he had the support of many of the governors of the party.

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Apart from the grievances of members opposed to the consensus arrangement, a major hurdle facing the APC is the backlog of litigations trailing its ward, local government and state congresses. The fear in many quarters is that even after today’s convention, any unfavourable judgment against the congresses can affect the outcome as one cannot build something on nothing.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018
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