APC Chieftain speaks of Party’s Collapse after 2023

A Kaduna based Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC), Yusuf Ali has said that he sees the party crumbling after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023 unless a competent member of APC is elected as the national chairman of the party to bring cohesion to the party.
Ali, a grassroots politician told news correspondent from the sun newspaper in an interview that if given the opportunity, he wouldn’t mind tipping former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari to replace the immediate past national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiohmole if the Ex-governor indicates interest to contest for the party’s national chairmanship.
The APC Chieftain also spoke on the Ondo governorship election, saying victory is a sure banker for the APC in the State having lost Edo recently in a similar election.
“My personal interest as a member of the APC is for the party to continue to wax stronger and capture more states while retaining power in the center.
“I know that a lot of people are nursing the ambition to lead the party to victory up to 2023 and beyond and there are quite a several people I believe if given the opportunity they can actually turn around the party”.
“To me, the zone the National Chairman comes from doesn’t really matter but the person to lead the party is the issue. We are talking about a team player with the political acumen, the capacity, competence, and capabilities to rally round all the shades of opinion into a united party”.
The pedigree of such a political leader can pave the way for him. Even though he has not made his intention known to lead the APC but in responding directly to your question, I am confident that former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari is the man to beat in the contest for the APC chairmanship.
Yari is a grassroots politician who was a party Secretary in his state of Zamfara in ANPP – one of the legacy parties. He was even an elected chairman of the ANPP in Zamfara State and rose to become the National Financial Secretary of the party before moving to the National Assembly and eventually becoming the Governor of Zamfara State.
He has all the attributes of a servant leader who commands respect among his colleagues and can definitely mobilize men and resources to take over so many PDP states and retain power in the state. Of course, you may ask why PDP is in charge of Zamfara but this is one of the challenges that the APC is contending with at the center because PDP came a distant second in the 2019 governorship race and you are aware of all the issues that led PDP to be declared winners of that elections.
For me, Yari is a go-getter and is imbued with immense political capital capable of leading the APC to victory in subsequent elections.
“A lot of our politicians are not bound by ideology. They only serve the personal interest and so it’s a common sight to see politicians moving from one party to the other simply to contest elections.
Ali added that: “Personally I would like my party to win all elections but as you are aware, my party has since congratulated the winners of the Edo elections and life moves on. That’s politics without bitterness. I pray APC wins the election because Akeredolu is contesting based on his performance and he has acquainted himself creditably as the Governor of Ondo State”.

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