Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed fear of the All Progressives Congress (APC) going into extinction after President Muhammadu leaves office in 2023.
The governor is reacting to the move made by the party to drop the present National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, before the next general elections.
Fayemi, while addressing newsmen, stated that if the crisis persists, the ruling party won’t be in existence after he leaves office.
“The governors were instrumental to the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the party. He was their colleague, so they worked together. I don’t think there’s a view about the leadership of the party in the PGF. I think there’s a clear view that the party can do a lot more than it has done.
“If we are not careful; if we do not institutionalise processes and procedures in the party and make it more inclusive than it is, we will not have a party when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves government. This is because he is the unifying force of our party.
“The governors want the party structures to function effectively and more regularly. Adams will also say that some of us have been at the forefront of pushing for even policy convention on an annual basis.
“Adams is a veteran, passionate and an ideological politician. I have worked with him closely. So I don’t see a divergence in these views. But governors also want to be respected as leaders of the party. They don’t want their views to be given a short shrift,” Fayemi said.