Bad planning, government disruption. activities, other APC convention topics

the Congress of all progressives (APC), concluded its special national convention on Wednesday where it chose Bola Tinubu as its presidential standard bearer for the 2023 general election. The former Lagos state governor garnered 1,271 votes to win the party flag. His closest challenger, former Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi, garnered 316 votes, while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came in third with 235 votes. The two-day national convention was held in Eagle Square in Abuja, amid tight security and disruption to government activities, as most government agencies around the Three Arms Zone were forced to close. pre-convention APC’s choice of weekdays for its convention and roadblock to Eagle Square led to the closure of some MDAs and the National Assembly. On Monday there was an altercation between security personnel and officials who tried to access their offices. Even the journalists authorized to cover the event were not spared the brutality. PREMIUM TIMES reported how police officers at the scene fired tear gas at journalists and used horses to attack them. In addition, the choice of weekdays also put pressure on transport throughout the city, as road blockades meant diversion to other roads and, coupled with fuel shortages in the city, the people of Abuja He faced difficulties during those three days. Poor planning at the APC convention Despite extending the event by a week and holding it for three days, the primary fell far short of the PDP convention, which was smooth and transparent. Although the PDP had only 774 delegates, the process was so smooth that the election and the announcement of the results were made before midnight. The opposite happened in the official convention, from the accreditation of delegates to the main vote. In the course of accreditation, the Lagos ad hoc staff protested that the committee removed their names from the list. The protest delayed the process for a time until the intervention of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, who was chairing the accreditation committee. The accreditation committee made several mistakes that almost truncated the process. Allegation of change of list of delegates Less than an hour after Wednesday’s vote, delegates from Anambra state accused the electoral committee of changing the list of delegates. According to some of the delegates, they were accredited on Tuesday and labels were handed out. However, when they were about to vote, the electoral committee produced a separate list and asked for a new accreditation. After about 45 minutes of protest, the committee allowed the delegates to vote. The protest almost led to a fistfight between members of the electoral committee and some delegates. The official explanation was that there was a mix-up in the list of delegates and it was resolved. Subsequently, it became clear that the confusion was not unique to Anambra State. After the vote of the Bayelsa delegates, the voting was stopped for about two hours. The official explanation was that the security committee had to clear the voting area. It later became clear that the explanation was a lie, judging by the way the electoral committee’s co-chairs, Governors Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Hope Uzodinma of Imo, were frantically trying to sort through the list of delegates. Voting did not resume until the list was settled around 4 am. By this time, most of the delegates were exhausted and some had fallen asleep, most on the bare floor Hostility against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by Southwest delegates Throughout the convention, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo endured hostility from Southwestern delegates. This arose from the idea that the vice president should not have run against Tinubu, his former political leader. On Tuesday, when the vice president arrived at the venue and attempted to greet delegates, hostility forced him to return to his car. The chants of ‘traitor’ ‘traitor’ were deafening on the ground. APC governors take office Mr. Buhari’s decision not to endorse either candidate handed the party over to the governors, who decided to endorse the former Lagos state governor. On Monday, the governors had rejected the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, who had announced Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the consensus candidate. ALSO READ: APC Convention: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, others fight for APC ticket (LIVE UPDATES) In his acceptance speech, Mr. Tinubu acknowledged the role of governors in getting him the nomination. ‘To the governors, I don’t even know what I did right that gave you the confidence to nominate me today, but I have a man right on my left side (Atiku Bagudu), they have been worrying us, but full cycle, we worried and we eliminated them. ” In addition, the endorsement of Mr. Tinubu by Jigawa State Governor Abubakar Badaru and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi signaled the governors’ direction. Gbajabiamila effect Mr. Tinubu was full of praise for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. This may be related to the fact that the conversation about Tinubu’s presidency seemed to have been strongest in the House of Representatives. While Tinubu was hospitalized in the UK, House Leader Ado Dogwa brought some members of the Northern Caucus to visit him. During the visit, Ahmed Lado, a member of the Niger State Chamber, referred to Mr. Tinubu as “Mr. President”. The ministers stayed away Most cabinet ministers stayed away from partisan activities during this election. Some allies of Tinubu, who are members of the Federal Executive Council, stayed away from the elections. Setting the tone for the general election From Mr. Tinubu’s acceptance speech, Nigerians will have to prepare for another campaign full of inflammatory rhetoric. Words like devour and eliminate were used by the candidate. “The cat that lies down peacefully is not a pretense of death but a breeding of its energy to devour its enemies. Now that we’re here, let’s roar. We will do it. We will call it Poverty Development Party. They call themselves PDP, 16 years of wasteful failures, the day we step aside, they bury and leave us the way. We will repair our country.” muslim-muslim The issue of the Muslim/Muslim presidential candidacy was raised at the convention by Nicholas Felix, who later resigned from the vice presidency. According to Mr. Felix, the country cannot afford a Muslim/Muslim banknote. “Apart from the north and the south, Nigerians are divided into two religions: Muslims and Christians. We cannot have a Muslim/Muslim ticket in this election, which is why I have decided to support Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.” Previously, the Tinubu Campaign Organization claimed that some people were texting delegates that Mr. Tinubu would choose a Muslim northerner as his running mate. Despite the challenges, the party has produced a candidate. And the candidate has started making arrangements in the party in preparation for the campaigns and the elections. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Bad planning, government disruption. activities, other APC convention topics