APC Crises May Affect Party's Chances In 2019 Elections - Marafa
President Buhari during APC’s mega rally ahead Anambra governorship election (photo: State House)

Senator Kabiru Marafa has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the crises in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that the party had recently undergone its congresses with conflicts trailing them.

However,  Marafa, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has warned that the crises would affect the party during the 2019 elections if it does not tackle it.

“After looking at the whole congresses the way it started, you know what the party did and everything, there is massive conspiracy against the party and against the leader of the party,” the lawmaker said in a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

“If you look at the first scenario, some people just came up with the idea of one year extension for the members of NWC.

“The president was advised that that extension was illegal and will portend serious problem to success of the party.

“The president put his feet down and said we should go for elective congresses or consensus where possible.

“The party came up with guidelines on how these congresses should be conducted, but the same party that produced these guidelines were the first people that broke the rules.

“The whole thing was a kind of sabotage; that the congress will be rancorous, that there will be parallel congresses, and a set of executive will be established for each state.
“The whole thing comes to just one thing: another sabotage.”