By Andrew Essien, Abuja
The Legacy Forum, of the defunct state chairmen of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has expressed sadness over the resignation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) last week.
They also called on President Buhari to take immediate and proactive measures to pacify aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop them from leaving the party enmass ahead of the 2019 general election.
In a communique at the end of their meeting in Abuja, yesterday the forum said the President must assist the party in resolving the crisis rocking state chapters of the party, pointing out that if this is not done, it might affect the chances of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Recall that former Vice President, Atiku’s Abubakar only last week resigned his membership of the party, accusing it of failing the Nigerian people and many believe that he is heading back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fulfill his presidential ambition.
The forum’s coordinator, on. Ahamed Haruna Zago who read the communique said while they appreciate the successes so far recorded by the government, he must take steps to address complains ahead of the next election.
He said: “The Forum appreciates the achievements recorded so far which Improvement of the security situation in Nigeria, the tireless fight of the government against corruption and all vices of waste in government revenue and the steady growth in the economy, leading to exiting from recession.
“The Forum appeal to the President to, as a matter of urgency assist the All Progressives Congress (APC) to resolve all the crisis in the thirty six states chapter of the party with a view to repositioning the party for the next general election in 2019.
“We of the legacy Forum are not happy that people are leaving the party. We recall a repeat of similar event in 2013/2014 to led to the loss of the 2015 general election by the PDP.
“We advocate that the president should as a matter of urgency take proactive measures that will pacify party members and stop them from exiting the party.”
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