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Two Signs APC Still Not Ready to Govern After Buhari By Farooq Kperogi It’s OK to despise PDP and Atiku Abubakar. I do, too. But the truth is that, of Nigeria’s major political parties, only PDP has shown a readiness to govern at the national level from day one. We may not like how they’ll govern, but they’re at least coherent, earnest, transparent, and predictable. The party held its convention on schedule and submitted the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline–with little or no internal rancor. APC, on the other hand, needed to extend the date of its convention by one week. Even so, it almost asked for another extension, and its poorly conducted convention spilled over to the following day. It also couldn’t turn in the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline and instead submitted a “placeholder,” a vexing political anomaly Nigeria hadn’t witnessed before, which smaller parties have sadly quickly copied. That bespeaks a disorganized, ramshackle, “fire-brigade,” spur-of-the-moment, not-ready-for-prime-time political party. No party can effectively govern a sick, complex country like Nigeria with such indiscipline, insouciance, and planlessness. Should the party be voted into power in 2023, given its aggravating indiscipline and incompetence in organizing a mere convention and appointment a running mate to its presidential candidate, you can bet that it will repeat Buhari’s template of delaying the appointment of ministers and constituting boards of government agencies by several months. Or worse. We all know how that turned out for Buhari–and Nigeria. Governance never took off, directionlessness took over, a recession hit, and the economy tanked. The country hasn’t recovered up to now. It seems indecision, indiscipline, impunity, and ineptitude are inescapably inserted into APC’s DNA. For example, after its delegates convention, the party is now busy removing the names of people who won primary elections and replacing them with the names of party hon honchos who didn’t participate in the primaries. It is said that indecision is the graveyard of good intentions. APC doesn’t even have good intentions to start with. So, it’s burdened with a double whammy of indecision and no intentions.L

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 Two Signs APC Still Not Ready to Govern After Buhari By Farooq Kperogi It s OK to despise PDP and Atiku Abubakar I do too But the truth is that of Nigeria s major political parties only PDP has shown a readiness to govern at the national level from day one We may not like how they ll govern but they re at least coherent earnest transparent and predictable The party held its convention on schedule and submitted the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline with little or no internal rancor APC on the other hand needed to extend the date of its convention by one week Even so it almost asked for another extension and its poorly conducted convention spilled over to the following day It also couldn t turn in the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline and instead submitted a placeholder a vexing political anomaly Nigeria hadn t witnessed before which smaller parties have sadly quickly copied That bespeaks a disorganized ramshackle fire brigade spur of the moment not ready for prime time political party No party can effectively govern a sick complex country like Nigeria with such indiscipline insouciance and planlessness Should the party be voted into power in 2023 given its aggravating indiscipline and incompetence in organizing a mere convention and appointment a running mate to its presidential candidate you can bet that it will repeat Buhari s template of delaying the appointment of ministers and constituting boards of government agencies by several months Or worse We all know how that turned out for Buhari and Nigeria Governance never took off directionlessness took over a recession hit and the economy tanked The country hasn t recovered up to now It seems indecision indiscipline impunity and ineptitude are inescapably inserted into APC s DNA For example after its delegates convention the party is now busy removing the names of people who won primary elections and replacing them with the names of party hon honchos who didn t participate in the primaries It is said that indecision is the graveyard of good intentions APC doesn t even have good intentions to start with So it s burdened with a double whammy of indecision and no intentions L
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It’s OK to despise PDP and Atiku Abubakar. I do, too. But the truth is that, of Nigeria’s major political parties, only PDP has shown a readiness to govern at the national level from day one.

 

We may not like how they’ll govern, but they’re at least coherent, earnest, transparent, and predictable.

 

The party held its convention on schedule and submitted the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline–with little or no internal rancor.

 

APC, on the other hand, needed to extend the date of its convention by one week. Even so, it almost asked for another extension, and its poorly conducted convention spilled over to the following day.

 

It also couldn’t turn in the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline and instead submitted a “placeholder,” a vexing political anomaly Nigeria hadn’t witnessed before, which smaller parties have sadly quickly copied.

 

That bespeaks a disorganized, ramshackle, “fire-brigade,” spur-of-the-moment, not-ready-for-prime-time political party. No party can effectively govern a sick, complex country like Nigeria with such indiscipline, insouciance, and planlessness.

 

Should the party be voted into power in 2023, given its aggravating indiscipline and incompetence in organizing a mere convention and appointment a running mate to its presidential candidate, you can bet that it will repeat Buhari’s template of delaying the appointment of ministers and constituting boards of government agencies by several months. Or worse.

 

We all know how that turned out for Buhari–and Nigeria. Governance never took off, directionlessness took over, a recession hit, and the economy tanked. The country hasn’t recovered up to now.

 

It seems indecision, indiscipline, impunity, and ineptitude are inescapably inserted into APC’s DNA.

 

For example, after its delegates convention, the party is now busy removing the names of people who won primary elections and replacing them with the names of party hon honchos who didn’t participate in the primaries.

 

It is said that indecision is the graveyard of good intentions. APC doesn’t even have good intentions to start with. So, it’s burdened with a double whammy of indecision and no intentions.

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