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There is so much bitterness in APC — Govs

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, said that there was a need to restructure the party.

They, however, kicked against the call for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, by some APC chieftains who were satisfied with his leadership style.

National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu and the deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Comrade Timi Frank, in recent times, kicked against the “poor” handling of the party’s affairs.

Chairman of the Progressive Governors and Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, who spoke to newsmen after a visit to the national secretariat on Wednesday, said: “You may recall that it was the same NWC that saw us through the elections. If these people were good enough to see us through, they should be honoured.”

“I want to assure them that no one would bully or hush them out. But there is need to make amendments, where possible, which is natural with any human organisation. So, the party will be restructured for the purpose of making it stronger and to move forward as a people and as a party.

Underscoring the frosty relationship among some APC members, the governor said: “We have noticed that there is so much bitterness among the members and ranks of our party. There is need for communication and dialogue because where there is no deliberation and dialogue, war is inevitable.

“Again, very important, I came to commend the members of the NWC for their understanding, patience and sacrifices they made during the period of election. Mr President and Commander in Chief who is the leader of the party would be addressing the party leadership very soon in a couple of weeks to come or before the next two months and from there we would take it up.

“But, our party is united and strong and we must take advantage of the moment especially with the visible crisis in the PDP, many good people in the PDP want to join APC but they are still watching, because they have not seen us show that which we are known for before the election and there is no reason why we cannot manage this victory.”