Former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okoracha has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may not sustain its political dominance beyond the Buhari years.
The former governor, who spoke on Saturday in Kano, hinged his fears on the fact that the ruling party has not been able to evolve an alternative political force that has both the appeal and integrity of President Muhammad Buhari.
He recalled that the APC was hurriedly put together ahead of the 2015 general elections by different political parties and interests saying that their success was a result of their common resolve and team spirit as a party.
“But right now, I thought we should have continued with the same spirit that saw us through the 2015 elections. But that does not seem to be the case” he stated.
He added that,“President Muhammadu Buhari gave character to APC, he brought his integrity to bear in the party and he made it what it is in the Northern part of the country, especially with the masses of the North who saw him as a true leader.
“So we all rode on that to achieve that victory. But after the credibility of Buhari was brought into this party, there seems to be nothing…. There seems to be no alternative force in the same manner that would lead the party to victory in 2023.
«And that is why I have expressed my concern that if we are not very careful, APC might go with Buhari in 2023. And that would not be very great news for the founding fathers of this great party”
He regretted the crisis between the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, describing it as most unfortunate while insisting that, “A true political party cannot work against itself”