Emenike Ubani, Umuahia
A socio-political group known as South East Progressives Assembly(SEPA) has berated the governing All Progressives Congress(APC), describing the party as an “association of strange bedfellows and wounded political foes” that clearly lacks coherence and ideology to effect the much desired change in Nigeria.
In a statement signed and made available to The Union by the president of SEPA, Ebere Uzoukwa that was made available to newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday, the group posited that a situation the APC failed to leverage on its majority in the senate with eleven(11) members to produce both the president of the senate and deputy, clearly exposed the party’s greed and ignorance to participatory democracy.
“We have expected the APC to harmonize divergent interests as regards to NASS leadership positions before the inauguration. The best approach to the challenge includes placing Nigeria as a nation above other sectional and individual interests, showing regard to the opposition and subtly appealing to the conscience of its senators and members of House of Representatives-elect towards upholding the ideals of the party as one united political family.
To the shocking of many Nigerians, APC resorted to intimation and unconstitutional mock elections apparently to satisfy the desire of a few individuals to pride themselves as leaders of the party. Even the ‘New PDP’ bloc that raised the capacity of APC to win the 2015 general elections was neglected and sidelined, which obviously resulted to the sudden revolution, remarriage and consensus between the PDP senators-elect and APC’s senators of ‘New PDP’ bloc to produce bi-partisan leadership of APC senate president and PDP deputy senate president”.