he All Progressives Congress scored a new high on Thursday with the successful conduct of its presidential primary election. Many had been wondering how the opposition party would come out of its congress with the disparate forces in its fold. But the party pulled it through. It was a major feat.
The congress was comparable to the Jos 1993 Convention of the defunct Social Democratic Party, which spanned two days and which produced the late Bashorun MKO Abiola as the presidential candidate, and the 1999 Jos Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party where Chief Olusegun Obasanjo defeated former Vice President Alex Ekwueme to emerge the PDP candidate and later the President.
Still talking about the APC primary, Vice President Atiku Abubakar who lost the ticket to General Muhammadu Buhari commended the conduct of the election, saying it was the best so far by any political party. He said he would remain in the party to support Buhari in the forthcoming election. Two other aspirants who lost the ticket-Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and his Imo State counterpart Rochas Okorocha-all spoke highly of the election. They congratulated the party for it. By the way, where was Leadership Publisher Sam Nda Isaiah who scored 10 votes in the election after it all ended? He was no where to be found to give his concession speech.