Former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has stated that the conduct of parallel congresses will definitely affect the party’s fortunes in the 2019 general elections.
Akande said this in Ilorin, Kwara State, after the launch of a 640-page autobiography of a former leader of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Chief Wole Oke, entitled “Omopeninun: The Myth, The Reality.”
Asked about the fractionalization of the party arising from the congresses, Akande said, “I think the National Executive Committee of the party is going to sort it out depending on the circumstances of each state.
“It ought not to have happened. Now that it has happened, it is the duty of the national executive council to look at it and say this one is genuine or the other one is parallel congress.”
When prodded on the possible effects of the development on the fortunes of APC at the 2019 polls, he added, “The crisis will definitely affect the fortune of any party. But it is the duty of the party that it controls it.”