Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Action group backs Akande over criticism of APC

06 July 2015, 08:53Okoro Chinedu

Lagos -  The Action Group of the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC-AG) has defended former interim Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, following his criticism of the reported crisis within the party.

The group’s spokesperson, Segun Dipe, said Akande’s utterances “were those of a sincere leader.”

“Here is the man who steered the ship of our party through the turbulent waters from conception to birth. He did so with sincerity of purpose and great sacrifice that even President Muhammadu Buhari, a man of few words, not given to praise-singing, confessed that he respected Akande’s patriotism while acknowledging how he led the interim party “with dexterity and integrity,” said Dipe.

The APC-AG recalled how Akande had “journeyed with APC executive Bola Tinubu through thick and thin from the dark and lonely days of the Alliance for Democracy to the Action Congress before arriving at the APC.”

“Such a person knows what true loyalty and discipline are and should be taken seriously when preaching them,” said Dipe.

Also Read: Tinubu, Akande shun APC NEC meeting

Akande had been criticised for his recent utterances with which he cautioned some party members whom he accused of “trading the party’s birthright and dining with the enemy” with a bid to get choice positions.

APC-AG said the former interim chairman was on point and had only reiterated what was already in the public domain.

“Perhaps it is making more meaning to them now that it is coming from a person of Chief Akande’s flawless character. When some reckless youths engage in reckless and mindless cutting of a mighty tree, it takes a discerning elder like Chief Akande to see where it would eventually fall and warn of its dire consequences,” said Dipe.

He thus urged APC to heed Akande’s call.

“Here is a man whose conscience no money can buy. A man of merit whose records are untainted. Isn’t it better and a privilege to have such a person speak out at this early stage of the crisis rather than allowing it to fester and then cash in on it the way some leaders are waiting to do?”

APC has been beset by divisions following elections to choose House leaders.

- CAJ News

Tags apc politics

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...