Unimpressed with his visibility and a contained influence within the newly-formed All Progressives Congress (APC), many of the avid supporters of the former Head of State, Gen. Muhammad Buhari, have expressed their concern over what they described as the sidelining of their leader. Buhari was the leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), which joined other political parties to form the APC. The anxiety among his supporters is already generating uneasy calm in the former army General’s camp. Part of their complaints is about the leadership arrangement in the interim National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The grouse of the erstwhile presidential candidate of the CPC in 2011 was premised on his firm grip on the defunct CPC, which he had not been able to get since the merger to form the APC. A source close to Buhari told THISDAY that before the birth of APC, the CPC was like a military institution run by Buhari and his lieutenants. According to the source, Buhari and his men went into the current alliance with APC with that mind-set thinking that they would have a fair control of the party structure.