Posted by News Express | 27 October 2018 | 18,915 times
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) faces a litmus-test in next year’s general elections after enjoying what looked like an easy ride in 2015 as it appears set to lose grip of some states.
After the conduct of the presidential, governorship and legislative primaries, the ruling party is facing some challenges as the number of aggrieved aspirants and stakeholders surge ahead of the general elections coming up in less than four months.
Across the states, aggrieved APC members and aspirants have been protesting alleged imposition of candidates, automatic tickets as well as lack of justice and internal democracy in the just concluded primaries.
The development has led to the sudden movement of party members to other political parties to seek either re-election or work against the ruling party.
As a result, there is the likelihood that some states currently being held by the APC may fall into the hands of opposition political parties in 2019, unless urgent and concerted efforts are made to address the discontentment.
According to Daily Trust, the states include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna, Benue, Zamfara, Rivers, Imo, and Sokoto.
•Excerpted from Daily Trust report
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