The former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, on Tuesday, said that the APC caused its poor performance in the Anambra State governorship election which was held on Saturday.
Nwosu said that APC not winning any local government area in the 20 LGAs results the Independent National Electoral Commission had collated was “self-inflicted.”
Nwosu further stated that the APC had no reward system for its founding members, adding that he was not surprised the party didn’t do well at the polls in Anambra State.
He said the party had no reason to have neglected Okorocha; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbennaya Onu and George Moghalu who formed the APC structure in the South-East.
Nwosu said, “What is happening to the APC in the South-East is a result of a poor reward system.
“The APC undermined those who 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.
“If the founding fathers of the party are not appeased and handed back the reins of the APC, its fortune will continue to go down.”
While proffering solutions for the party’s leadership challenges, Nwosu advised the Buni-led committee to consult the founding members of the APC like Okorocha, Ngige, Onu, Moghalu, among others in the zone ahead of the 2023 elections.
He added, “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.”