Senator Shehu Sanni , Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts has likened the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress APC In the country as a form of cold and civil war which may consume the party if not resolve before 2019 Election,
Just as he said the assignment given to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to resolve crisis among the stakeholders as a task that can also be likened to trying to resolve , Somalia, Yemen and Libya crisis, “if it is possible to resolve their crisis before 2019, it will be possible to resolve APC crisis
Sani who was also guest speaker at the the 5th edition of Olalekan Olomide Platform for Development held at Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) Press Centre, Iyanganku in Ibadan said the party has been enmeshed in various crisis at all levels since its emergence in 2015, adding such cracks needed to be addressed if the party would emerge victorious in the 2019 election
“I believe that the reconciliatory committee led by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has started a good job and I believe the can achieve a lot.
“Some of the critical areas that need to be seriously addressed are the crisis between senators and governors; the gap between the party and National Assembly(NASS) as well as the seeming Cold War between NASS and the executive,” he said.
The Senator representing Kaduna Central at the upper chamber of the National Assembly maintained that the party must get its house in order if it would also confront the various challenges bedeviling the nation, adding the party was presently sick to address the issues.
Sani said that the APC government in the country has achieved some successes, particularly in the area of insurgency and the image of the country which was presently on the positive side
“On the economy there is drastic reduction in corruption but the mindless killings in some parts of the nation is mind burgling. This is a serious threat to the peace of our nation.
“The killings is unacceptable and the president must stand up firmly against it. We factually have given up the moral right to ask people to vote for us,” he said.
The lawmaker stated that the south-west was the heartbeat of APC, saying when the APC suffers a stroke in the region then it the end of the party.
He called on the south-west people to convoke a summit devoid of political differences and demand for a written agreement from the ruling party on their regional aspiration.
“The south-west is very silent on the issue of Preident Muhammadu Buhari. This silence is questionable. I am from the North but a Nigerian, I know the south-west committed largely to Buhari’s emergence.
“The region must unite and demand for a written gentleman agreement because history has shown that Nigerian politicians don’t respect unwritten gentleman agreement,” he said.
Sani, who categorically opposed the creation of state police, said that what obtained in some states like the south-west was not unobtainable in a state like where the governor is intolerant.
“Our crisis in Kaduna is an APC affair. The crisis got to this stage because our party failed to resolve it till it got to the stage of demolishing party secretariat.
“Imagine, if such a governor is now given the right to create state police, what will be the faith of those who disagrees with him,” he said.
The lawmaker stated that his recent revelation on the salaries of lawmakers was to save the dignity and integrity of the NASS that has long been stained.
He urged Nigerians to brace up and demand the running cost of the president, judiciary, ministers and governors, now that they have known that if the NASS.
Fashola tasked those in position of authority to embrace criticism, urging Nigerians not to throw away the culture of peaceful mass protest on unfavourable policies