The harsh economic situation in the country is also affecting the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party’s chairman, Chief John Oyegun disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
“Yes, there has been this talk in the media about the state of our finances, but that goes to tell you that just like the economy, the party too is suffering the stress and the strains of funding just like every other institution in our polity.
“It also tells you that we are not a party that will draw funds from either security votes or from any government agencies.
“We are working on plans to raise resources from within the membership.
“The plans have matured and very soon they will go into operation.”
On whether Senator Uche Ekwunife, who defected to the APC this month from the Peoples Democratic Party, was cheated out of the race for Anambra Central Senatorial District seat, Odigie-Oyegun said she went through the nomination process.
He said: “It was very nice there were two ladies.
“She scored less than 51 per cent, which was the pass mark.”
He said politicians were free to join the party under the freedom of association, but should not expect to become leader overnight.