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– Chief Maxi Okwu, the former presidential candidate of Citizens Popular Party (CPP) says he predicts that the All Progressives Congress (APC) break up at its first national convention
– He also predicts that neither the APC nor the PDP would win the 2019 presidential elections
– The elder statesman says the brewing crises in both the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be their nemesis in the forthcoming general elections
Chief Maxi Okwu, the former presidential candidate of Citizens Popular Party (CPP) has said he predicts that the All Progressives Congress (APC) break up at its first national convention, Daily Post reports.
According to him, the brewing crises in both the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be their nemesis in the forthcoming general elections.
The former factional national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) while addressing newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday, November 1, said that the change promised Nigerians by the APC had been aborted.
He also predicted that neither the APC nor the PDP would win the 2019 presidential election, pointing out that both parties were now experiencing debilitating crises that will lead to their final collapse.
The elder statesman said: “I see a lot of political realignment taking place between now and 2019. Obviously, PDP’s light or star has dimmed. It may survive but I don’t see it recovering as we used to know it.
“Obviously, there are internal frictions in APC already. It is visible. The ANPP, CPC, ACN and some elements around the governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, went into merger to form the APC but the parties were not bonded.
“Their arrangement focused on defeating the PDP and taking over the Federal Government as well as making Muhammadu Buhari president.
“The parties are not bonded up till now and there are sharp divisions among them. The CPC where Buhari came from is having advantage over the others with slight concessions made for Bola Tinubu for his roles in bringing Buhari to power. This is judging from federal appointments so far.
“I predict that APC will break up at its first national convention. This is why they are delaying it. The ACN wing will pull away, if they have their first national convention today.”
Meanwhile, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC, has claimed that those against his continued stay as national chairman of the ruling party were politicians plotting to take over control of the APC ahead of the 2019 elections,
Daily Post reports Oyegun made this known while speaking at a retreat organised by the Kano state government for party members in Sokoto on Friday, October 28.