APC Group says Nigeria’s ruling party is broke

The group urged President Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Solidarity Forum says the ruling party is broke.

In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the group described as embarrassing the inability of the APC to meet its basic needs.

According to the letter signed by the convener, Denisi Momoh, the group advised President Buhari on ways to mitigate the dwindling fortunes of the party and quell the anxieties being felt by party stalwarts.

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"The state of affairs of the party, particularly its poor finances have been a regular item in the media. While there exists a funding stream that should normally come from collection of membership dues and contribution, the reality is that this is grossly insufficient.

"It is embarrassing that a ruling party does not have funds to meet its basic needs. The National Caucus and NEC needs to urgently workout a sustainable funding model to enable the party to function properly,"  the letter read.

The group revealed ‘plans’ by some 'aggrieved' members of the APC ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The youths urged President Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet.

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"The president needs to take more than a passing interest in the activities of the party and ensure that the party is supreme. There have been alleged schemes to remove the Party’s National Chairman from office because of his perceived loyalty to Mr. President.

"The alleged plot is aimed at achieving sinister political ends in the lead up to the 2019 General Elections. If the plan succeeds it will allow the sponsors install their stooges and hijack the party in the lead up to the election. This is a red flag that the president must take seriously and thwart.

"Many federal government boards, agencies and parastatals appointees who were put in office by the immediate-past administration are still in office, they are not loyal to the APC which they feel had no hand in their emergence.

"There is need to quickly review these appointments and replace them with qualified APC members. Vacant positions should thereafter be quickly filled with APC members who feel frustrated because they seem not to have benefitted from the victory of their party. It is also very necessary that these appointments have the heavy input of the APC national leadership to ensure that the right persons who worked for the Party are appointed," the group said.

Meanwhile, the Save APC and Democracy Vanguard has called for Oyegun's sack.

The group accused Oyegun of candidate imposition, a move which according to them was against the party’s constitution.