APC, PDP party flags..the struggle for power begins

APC Ready For National Convention

* APC comes out of the bend, accelerates on the road to the National Convention;

* Buhari gets APC State Governors, other stakeholders, on board;

* Buni leads the pack to the convention despite fierce infighting;

* Victor Giadom may emerge consensus candidate in South South 

President Muhammadu Buhari.. The new midwife on the bloc.

Barely less than 48 hours to go, all roads in the country will lead to the venue of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

As the final countdown begins, reports say members of the committee responsible for the venue are putting finishing touches to ensure the APC comes up with a more colorful convention than the PDP.

This means that the APC has finally emerged out of a dangerous bend as it runs the final lap to a convention that has been marred by series of crisis.

The PDP, it will be recalled, successfully held its National Convention last December.

We have also learnt that arrangements for the accommodation of delegates from various states have been made while most delegates are expected to be on ground by Friday evening.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Thursday continued its screening of aspirants who are vying for party offices.

APC screening committee in action.

Cross section of APC leaders doing the needful in the screening hall.

Looking intently at documents before them.

The party has been posting images of the activities of its screening committee on social media platforms as a confidence building strategy.

There are strong indications that most aspirants for office within the party might be chosen on the basis of a broad based consensus plan.

Already, Governors serving on the platform of the APC have agreed to back the Chairmanship candidate that is being supported by the President.

Some Insiders suspect that the governors who were ordered to attend a meeting at the Presidential Villa a few days ago may have been brow beaten and compelled to tow the line of the President, Retd. General Muhammadu Buhari.

A court ruling debarring APC members from legally challenging the actions of their Party may have paved the way for tomorrow’s convention.

Despite an internal revolt, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State who has led the Caretaker Committee would organize the National Convention of the APC.

Recall that the Governor of Niger State had briefly taken over control of party affairs from his Yobe counterpart.

But the intervention of the president who is the leader of the party ended the squabble and brought disagreeing stakeholders under one roof.

Nigerians are watching to see what will happen when APC members gather to choose from amongst them, who would lead them to the next level.

Buhari, Bello, Buni, three ‘Big Bs’ of the APC on the road to the National Convention.

As things are, Victor Giadom, Amaechi’s strong man linked to the fall of Adams Oshiomhole, outgone National Chairman of the APC, may have emerged as a consensus candidate for one of the prominent party positions in the South South.

Giadom is vying for the position of National Vice Chairman, South South.

In the meantime, the PDP has described APC Governor as a bunch of no goods who are constituting nuisance.

Rising from its meeting in Abia, the PDP which took a swipe at the NNPC said APC Governors were a bad example of what good leaders should be.

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