By Omeiza Ajayi
The Reformed All Progressives Congress R-APC, a splinter group within the ruling APC has disclosed of its readiness to sponsor its own presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential elections, should the court rule in its favour regarding the authenticity or otherwise of the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC.
National Chairman of the R-APC, Engr. Buba Galadima disclosed this on Friday at a meeting of some women groups in Abuja.
Stating that his group enjoys the backing of a wide range of APC supporters, Galadima however said the R-APC was not making any effort to get registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as a new political party.
“We have 75% representation across the country. We are not making efforts to register with INEC. Moreover the APC we are trying to reform is our vehicle. We do not need INEC. We need the court to rule in our favour”, he said.
“On whether, the faction is considering picking a presidential candidate for 2019, Galadima said; “Why not if the court says we are the authentic leadership?”According to him, the APC has become worse than the Peoples Democratic Party PDP which it dislodged from power.
“All we are seeking is fair play, transparency, justice, level play ground and that everything that was done to bring the so-called National Working Committee to office is being challenged in the court and God willing, we will get justice in court.
“We were voted into office because we promised that we will do better than our predecessors but instead of doing better than our predecessors we are worse than them. We did not bargain that all criminal elements and people of questionable character will be migrating into our party to the extent that APC has now turned itself into a safe haven for those facing corruption charges”, he stated.
On her part, the National Woman Leader of the R-APC, Aisha Kaita accused the Federal Government of frustrating voters especially women who usually constitute a larger percentage of the voting population.