The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in a veiled reference to Senate President Bukola Saraki, and other political bigwigs in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused them of arming thugs for the 2019 general election.
Oshiomhole alleged this in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, shortly after a meeting of leaders of the party in Kwara State led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed.
The statement reads in part: “when I was saying that all these defections are not about APC but the personal ambitions of these people, they took hired writers to say I was being too hard. But Saraki’s declaration has vindicated me. Thank God he has moved on because his inordinate ambition was almost destroying our party but he has failed. These are not principled politicians but bread and butter politicians who can go extra miles to pursue their selfish ambitions and never think about the well-being of Nigerians.
“As things stand today, APC remains the darling of the Nigeria people. Because PDP was the vomit of yesterday, our people will not chew it back today, not under three and half years. People have not forgotten and people will never forget. In fact, what a senior palace chief in Nigeria said, he said this generation of Nigerians will not forgive the PDP in a hurry. Even to say you want to forgive you must do reparation.
“The damage they did to our economy, the damage they did to our electoral process, even the culture of rigging was institutionalized by them. They introduced do or die politics. They are the ones buying weapons for young people to go into thuggery while their own children are schooling abroad. They introduced all these vices”.