Feel Free To Abandon Sinking Ship, Join APC, Oyegun Urges ‘Genuinely Inspired’ PDP Members
The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, who are “inspired” by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to feel free to join the governing party.
Mr. Oyegun stated this in response to a statement credited to the spokesperson of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Saturday that the APC-led government is “persecuting, not prosecuting” former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, because the governing party is afraid he (Dasuki) may be a stumbling block to Buhari’s second term bid in 2019.
“The APC and its leaders fear that Dasuki, given his vast political and security network, may be harbouring a presidential ambition, more so that the PDP has zoned its presidential ticket to the north”, Metuh said.
But Oyegun maintained that APC will not join issues with what he termed the childish and laughable conspiracy theories being bandied by the PDP in relation to the 2019 presidential elections.
According to the APC national chairman, “Whoever the PDP picks as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election is not the business of the APC. Relevant laws in the country clearly spell out requirements for persons seeking election into all political office.
“The preoccupation of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari is to deliver on all the promises made to Nigerians by the party during the 2015 election. Looking back at the last seven months, there are clear indicators showing that the APC and the President Buhari administration is on the right track to delivering on its Change Agenda.
“We assure Nigerians that the PDP conspiracy theories will not distract the President Buhari administration, law enforcement and anti-graft agencies from the successful on-going war against corruption being waged on looters of our common wealth. The ongoing war against corruption is not selective. Anybody guilty of corrupt practices will face the law.
“Clearly, the PDP has chosen to blame everyone but itself for the sorry state it finds itself. The PDP should have known that it will pay for its years of impunity, recklessness and shocking mis-management of the country’s commonwealth. PDP members who are genuinely inspired by the APC-led administration are welcome to the APC fold. It is their right to abandon a sinking ship and join one that is smooth-sailing”.