A member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the ruling party now has bigger problems than the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did during the approach to the 2015 elections.
Mr. Kehinde Odeneye, said this while expressing his bitterness over the turn of events in the APC.
Mr. Odeneye warned that the party might lose in major states across the country in 2019 if genuine efforts were not made to address the frustration of many loyalists.
The Rep Member who represents the Ijebu Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency of Ogun State, said members of the APC in the National Assembly were hit the most by the new rancor within the party as majority of them were cheated out of getting return tickets for 2019.
Odeneye alleged further that many members who had worked for the success of the party on the promise that they would be compensated, only to have their hopes dashed.
“A lot of people are aggrieved, most especially National Assembly members, who stood by the party. There was promise of compensation but that has not been the case. The National Assembly members are the grass-roots people working for the party
I understand Mr. President is going to meet with the stakeholders on Tuesday to step in and discuss with everybody and see how to resolve all of these issues.
My prayer is for him to have God’s enablement to assuage the grievances of people; else winning in 2019 will require a lot of work.
The way things are, we have to be very careful. Our issues are so much that even PDP now has fewer problems, compared to the APC. Ours are so much as in virtually all the states, there is one issue or the other.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to manage our success. The same thing that happened to the PDP in 2013, 2014, is exactly what is happening to the APC. There is no equity and justice and fairness.
“The way the PDP is going, our own is even getting worse. There will be serious problems, there will be serious problems for us,” he said.