Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is still a mixture of political parties, lacking homogeneity eight years after its formation.
The governor spoke on Monday at a town hall meeting organised by the APC Constitutional Review Committee for the North West held in Kano.
Ganduje said the party had yet to move to the next level of graduating from a “mixture” to a “compound.”
His words: “The APC as a party started as a mixture of the ACN, ANPP, APGA, PDP, CPC.
“That is a mixture of various elements trying to make a compound.
“But unfortunately, up till now, the APC is still a ‘mixture’ and has not graduated to the next level to become a ‘compound.’
“Those who read Chemistry know the difference between a ‘mixture’ and a ‘compound.’
“A ‘mixture’ is something that you can easily separate its particles if you use ions, while in a ‘compound,’ any part you remove, it will still be the same.
“With this review, we will look into that. While redirecting all those appendages, we will now come to have a single and indivisible party as an entity.”
Ganduje stated that the culture of democratic practice in the country is to abandon all party structures after every election.
He added, “Our culture in democratic practice in Nigeria is that after elections, parties are abandoned until when another election is around the corner.
“But our great party, the APC, now said no to this. Even during elections, you will see that it is only candidates who control parties, not party leaders. We also said no to this.”
The governor further said with the constitution review meeting, the party was re-assessing the process and the situation.
He said:“APC, as a party had made numerous mistakes and paid for it, therefore, it is time to look back and review some of the lapses, so as to redress anomalies in the conduct of governance.”
Formed in 2013, the APC is an amalgam of four major parties, including, ACN, ANPP, nPDP (a splinter group from the then ruling party) and CPC, formed to defeat a behemoth, which the PDP had become prior to the 2015 general election.