APC: A flash in the pan?

Something momentous happened in 2015. That was the year an incumbent president was toppled via a civilian coup. The change of government elicited excited responses. Something out of the ordinary had happened, and bookmakers packaged the event in sundry ways. The All Progressives Congress (APC), an amalgam of political parties whose leaders set out to upset the apple cart, became the party of the moment. Its leaders even had cause to ascribe some superhuman qualities to themselves. The party came with so much promise. And so much was expected from it. But all that seems to have petered out too soon. The party, at the moment, is looking very much like a burning candle about to reach its dead end. It has not demonstrated, since it assumed the reins of governance nearly three years ago, that it has staying power. It has not shown resilience. The only thing it appears to have going for it is the overarching power of the presidency. But that was then. With less than one year to another…

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