CHIEF Chekwas Okorie, the Presidential candidate of the United Progressives Party (UPP) in the 2015 general election has said that the title of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is more like a nickname in the present dispensation.
Okorie said this during an interview session with the Vanguard.
According to the Igbo political leader and founding chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Tinubu is not present in any NEC meeting of the APC where important decisions are being taken because he is not a member of the National Executive Council of the Party.
He also berated the ruling Party for their inability to constitute a Board of Trustees despite their three years of existence.
He alluded this to the fear of internal squabbles.
According to him, “That looks like a nickname now because if there is an accredited meeting of the party, Tinubu will not be there because he is not a member of NEC and this is APC that is almost three years old but does not have a Board of Trustees, BOT, because it couldn’t constitute one for fear of internal squabbles.
“It’s a shame the party cannot organize itself well. BOT is about a group of elders that are put together to become the conscience of the party; which intervenes in time of crisis such as this.”
He furthered by predicting the APC will not have a second term in office and that the level of unity that exists among the senators of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may be to the disadvantage of the President.
“There is unity now among the PDP senators and don’t be surprised if one day they decide to target the president.
“I can predict that APC will not go for a second term because it will not win the Presidential election again and PDP will not come back because people will not be that gullible to forget that PDP laid the foundation for the mess of today.
“They used 16 years to loot our treasury dry. With all the monies being discovered in people’s homes and bank accounts which took place under PDP watch, nobody will give them a second chance. Before 2019, there will be serious alignment of political forces,” Okorie said.