The national co-ordinator of ‘Got Your Back Nigeria’, Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and bring to an end the leadership crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Prof. Nwaokobia Jnr, in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, called on the President to protect the party from rampaging power mongers and shield it from the manipulation of people he called devious political buccaneers whose motivation is allegedly to get the APC presidential ticket by all means possible and necessary.
He said Mr President must not allow the politics of 2023 to destroy the ruling party and by extension the fabrics of democracy.
“The confusion of leadership in the All Progressive Congress APC is symptomatic of the ensuing battle between the forces of good and the forces insisting on the sustenance of the old but largely uneventful order. It is about 2023 and the resolve of the young progressive elements in the Party to take control of the Party for good and to give our nation a more vibrant, competent and passionate watchmen and women come 2023.
“Typical of everything human, there is in today’s APC the proverbial battle between light and darkness. The PDP is contending with theirs too. But my concern here is the battle and the conflict within my Party the APC. And my worry is how our Dear President who is the leader of the Party navigate the waters and the contours before him, the Party and the nation. Beware the Ides of March, Mr President, think about the legacy you so badly owe the nation, and live true to the promise you made to leave Nigeria better than you met it.
“I began this intervention with your regret regarding the ‘slowing down’ of the momentum of your watch by age. You have in a few fora admitted that if you were younger you would have done much better than you are doing today. In signing the NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN BILL into Law you admitted that Nigeria is in dire need of young, vibrant, effective, efficient, effectual, competent and versatile young people. Mr President your greatest legacy will be to hand Nigeria a leader that understands the urgency of now, not those who are simply driven by the desire to fulfill ‘an age long ambition.’
“Mr President you have to protect the Party the APC from rampaging power mongers and shield it from the manipulation of devious political buccaneers whose motivation is to get the APC Presidential ticket by by all means possible and necessary. We must not allow the politics of 2023 to destroy the Party and by extension the fabrics of democracy. You owe the Party a dispassionate forensic analysis of the issues militating against the proper planning and conduct of a national convention. And you have to resolve the contradictions in favour of the forces of good, of progress, of patriotism, and of growth and development.