Since the history of Nigeria, there is no regime that is as much divided or polarized as the present APC administration. Right from inception in 2015, the APC administration had proved itself incapable or unprepared to govern as members of the regime did not hide the fact that they were incapable of working together as a team.

It started with the inauguration of the National Assembly in June 2015. Though being in the majority in the two chambers, the APC members in the legislature could not agree with the executive arm over the leadership of the legislative assembly. While the two sides were playing hide and seek game, the opposition PDP seized  the opportunity  to become the determinant factor. 

Since then, both the Executive arm and the Legislative arm of the same APC administration have been working at cross purposes, fighting each other or living like in cat and mouse relationship. 

Not happy by being outwitted, the Executive arm took the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets. In retaliation, the legislature began to put roadblocks on the ways of the executive arm. The Senate in particular, for three consecutive times, refused to confirm the Presidency’s nominee for the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Furthermore, the National Assembly has continued to sit on the Appropriation Bill submitted to it by the president since November last year.

The Presidency also on its part, refused to obey the order of the judiciary to release some of its detainees, namely, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Colonel Sambo Dasuki, to make up the war by the three arms of government.

The current face off between the National Assembly and the Presidency over the reordering of sequence of elections has equally involved all the three arms of government of the APC administration. 

With the President declining assent to the amended Electoral Act, which was transmitted to him by the National Assembly, and the National Assembly warming up to override the Presidential veto, the Judiciary was dragged to the war, which has now issued an injunction restraining the National Assembly from taking further action on the amended bill until the determination of the case.

From the beginning we knew that it was going to be a three-pronged war involving all the three arms of government, while members of the National Assembly themselves equally knew that it was not going to be an easy war.

Which ever way the pendulum would switch at the end of the day, what is pretty clear is that the APC is not going to have an easy ride this time around as it had had in 2015, since all the combatant groups would have been thoroughly bruised by the time the war is over.

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