A retired Major General, Nick Agbogun, has lambasted his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), after multiple court cases were filed following an acrimonious primary election in his native Delta State.
According to Agbogun, he joined the APC in Delta State to realise his political ambition after 35 years with the military but the party let him down.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard published on Saturday, the former President-General of Agbor Community said:
“As things are today, the APC has turned to be a big disappointment to Nigerians who truly believed in the change mantra offered them by the APC in the build up to the 2015 general elections. There is no argument that in terms of party organisation, discipline and internal democracy, the PDP of today is not only better than the PDP of yesterday but it is by far better than the APC of today. The APC is relishing in impunity. The Delta State Chapter of the APC is a disjointed house of confusion. And this is as the PDP in Delta State, a defending champion, is working hard and consolidating for 2019 general elections.”
While recognising that the PDP also has its own issues, Agbogun said:
“The PDP has thus far shown capacity to resolve issues. The party has a transparent internal dispute resolution mechanism. This is not the case with the APC, especially in Delta State. The Delta State APC is a disjointed house where many occupants are charlatans. The party has parallel leaders, parallel followers, and parallel executive committees at the ward, local government area and state levels arising from parallel congresses recognised by parallel national chairmen. There are parallel candidates for all the elective positions arising from parallel imposition of candidates. There are parallel court orders, injunctions and judgments alluring to the parallel structures and candidates. Members of the APC are in a state of confusion while the leaders have no idea of what to do.”
Speaking on why he joined the PDP, Agbogun said:
“My joining the PDP is a big relief. First, the PDP is the platform that friends and family members have found peace and relevance. Meanwhile, the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa government in Delta State is performing excellently very well in all fronts. To enable me actualise my aim of paying back to my community and the society at large, it is obvious that the PDP provides that platform for me, free of charge. In any case, I am joining the PDP to add value and contribute in baking more cake and my generalship will add colour.”