Abuja - Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in serious disarray as key members of the party are leaving in their droves due to irreconcilable differences with fellow leaders or to pursue other political ambitions.
The party, which is barely a year old, has lost no fewer than seven key members of the Joint Inter-Merger Committee (JIMC), the central body that supervised the fusion of some hitherto opposition parties, to other political parties, reports Premium Times.
Since its formation, those who have left are former Governors Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Ali Modu Sheriff (Borno), and Achike Udenwa (Imo).
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Others are a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], Nuhu Ribadu, a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Tom Ikimi, a former senator, Annie Okonkwo and a prominent political leader in Edo State, Osagie Ise-Iyamu.
State chapters have also been crippled by infighting among leaders, with several harbouring ambitions in the 2015 general elections.
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The APC was formed following the successful merger talks between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), and a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
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