Uche Nwosu, a former Imo governorship candidate, has stated that the current poor performance of the All Progressive Congress in the South-east elections is as a reward of a poor reward system.
He urged that the party must revisit its steps in conducting a free and fair primary, declaring winners without trickery, and reconciling all dissatisfied elderly members, since this could impact the party’s chances in the general election in 2023.
“What is happening to APC in the Southeast is a result of a poor reward system.
“The party undermined those that worked so hard to plant the party in the zone and instead embraced newcomers who do not have what it takes to endear the party to the people.''
Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu; and NIWA chairman, George Moghalu, are among the founding members of the APC in the zone who should be consulted by the Buni-led committee according to Nwosu.
He added: “If the founding fathers of the party are not appeased and handed back the reins of the APC, the fortune will continue to go down.”
“The party leadership can’t ignore those that worked so hard and invested their resources and time and expect to continue to win elections.
“The party can’t gloss over the fact that all is not well, but all hope is not lost if it can reconcile the aggrieved leaders.
“What happened in the Anambra State governorship election is a confirmation of the fact that the party veered off from the original plan but all that can be remedied.”