A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, Chief John Filani, Thursday, accused the party’s leadership in the state of pursuing “selfish and personal interest.”
Addressing reporters in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Filani called for the reorganisation of the party ahead of the 2018 governorship election.
Filani explained that if the party’s leadership was not restructured, it may lose to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the 2018 governorship election.
According to Filani, “An average member of the APC in Ekiti State is not happy with the way the leadership of the party is being run. The state exco has disconnected itself from the masses; we need to do more work if we want APC to regain power in Ekiti in 2018.
“Going by the present situation of our party, if the APC is not careful, the PDP may win again in 2018. We have 177 wards in the state and hardly can we boast that our members are happy in 160 out of the 177 wards.
“At the moment, PDP has more members in the grassroots than the APC in Ekiti and if election is held today, 16-0 may repeat itself because the exco members are not making party members happy.
“The APC leaders in the state are very selfish and are pursuing personal interests and that is why I am scared that unless we put our house in order, we may lose the governorship election again in 2018.”