Nabena stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday, March 9, 2020.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC caucus in the National Assembly to wade into the crisis rocking the ruling party.
“Let no one think he or she has a greater stake or interest in the APC,” Nabena said.
“At our different levels we have toiled and made contributions towards the sustenance and growth of the governing APC that many party men and women have used as a political platform for election and appointment. The APC is nobody’s personal property.
“I call on President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the party, the National Assembly leadership and well-meaning members of the caucus to urgently wade into the crisis and restore order to the party.
“We are progressives and our leaders have a duty to provide counsel and leadership so that we don’t go the way of the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The APC has serious business to deal with particularly, contestation in some state chapters, rancorous primaries, preparation for governorship elections in Ondo and Edo States and troubleshooting the circumstances surrounding our electoral and legal losses, particularly in Zamfara, Rivers, Adamawa and Bayelsa states.
“2023 is not as far as we assume. As the president noted during our last NEC meeting it would be shameful if APC collapsed after his tenure and history would not forgive anyone who tried to aid the collapse the party. The time to act is now,” he admonished.
The leadership crisis has resulted in the factionalisation of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) with a group convening an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 17 and the other group declaring the meeting illegal.
In the meantime, the party’s National Secretariat has been sealed with a security cordons in place following a high court ruling over the purported suspension of the APC national chairperson, Adams Oshiomhole.