Senator Sani Highlights What APC Must Do Before 2019
Eyes are on Nigeria's 2019 general election, but political parties needs to do a lot and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) even has more work to do if it wants to emerge victorious in the election.
A Senator, Shehu Sani, who is also a member of the party, seems to know a lot that Nigerians do not know about internal issues within the APC.
He has cautioned the party to put its house in order to emerge victorious in the 2019 elections.
He disclosed this while speaking on Saturday at the 5th Olalekan Olomide Platform for Development held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Iyanganku in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria quoted Senator Sani, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, as saying that the ruling party has been enmeshed in various crises at different levels since it took over power at the centre.
Suck cracks need to be addressed for the party to emerge victorious in the 2019 election, he stressed.
"I believe that the reconciliatory committee led by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has started a good job and I believe it can achieve a lot.
"Some of the critical areas that need to be seriously addressed are the crises between senators and governors and the gap between the party and National Assembly (NASS).
"There is also the seeming cold war between NASS and the executive," Sani said.
He said the APC must get its house in order for it to confront various challenges bedevilling the nation.
Sani said the APC-led administration in the country had achieved some successes, particularly in the area of insurgency and the image of the country which is presently on the positive side.
“On the economy, there is drastic reduction in corruption, but the mindless killing in some parts of the country is mind-boggling; this is a serious threat to the peace of our nation,” he said.
According to him, the killing is unacceptable and the president must stand up firmly against it.
The lawmaker described the South West region as the heartbeat of the APC, saying when the party suffers a stroke in the region it would lead to devastation.