Merger: Battle rages over chairmanship of APC Ikimi, Ogbeh, others gang up against Akande

Battle over the chairmanship seat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) continued to rage over the weekend as leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) are finding it difficult to come to agreement on the right candidate for the post of Interim National Chairman of the merging party. Sources close to the series of meetings held by the leaders last week confirmed that while the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) is battling with its version of the crisis rocking the merger parties, the ACN has been unable to agree on the Interim National Chairman position allotted to the party.
While the leader of ACN, Senator Bola Tinubu is said to be backing Chief Bisi Akande, a number of members including members of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) are also joining hands with Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Audu Ogbeh among others to oppose Akande’s choice.

Although, it was gathered that Tinubu had moved to undercut Ikimi by proposing the dissolution of the merger committee led by the Edo Chief, it was gathered that opposition against the choice of Akande had gone beyond members of ACN. The issue of Akande and the chairmanship of the merger party was said to have dominated most meetings held by the merger parties; last week, with a number of ANPP members voicing opposition to the choice of Akande.



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