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Buhari behind Gov Bello’s ‘takeover’ of APC – Wike

*‘No internal democracy because they are not formed to practice democracy…’

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the leadership crisis currently rocking the ruling party.

Recall that shortly after the APC had denied sacking Mai Mala Buni, the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello on Monday presided over a meeting of the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling party.

The meeting was held at the party Secretariat in Abuja even as armed security men surrounded the facility to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

Reacting to the development, Wike said President Buhari is to blame for the current problem in the ruling party.

He made this known yesterday during the inauguration of Orogbum Crescent (road) project in the New Government Reserved Area (GRA) Phase II, in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike said Buhari is the sole administrator of the party, who directs the affairs of the party.

The governor described the APC as a failed party, stressing that he was happy to be a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He said: “There is no internal democracy in APC. It is only one man who decides. Mr. President travelled to Kenya, came back on Saturday and ordered that this and that should happen and travelled again yesterday (Sunday).

“No internal democracy because they are not formed to practice democracy. They were only formed to see that they take over power and now they cannot manage it.

“APC has failed. Look at their crisis. It is just ordinary convention that is a problem. Ordinary convention that didn’t take us time as an opposition party.

“Yet you see what is happening and that’s the kind of people you want to put your hope, faith on. It can’t be possible.”

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