Professor Rufai Alkali, the former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed on Sunday, June 14, 2015 how the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would be a problem in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prof. Alkali made this declaration in a statement in Abuja where he pointed out that the greatest hindrances to the Buhari administration would be some over-ambitious leaders among the APC.
He said, “The greatest obstacle to the Muhammadu Buhari administration is not the Peoples Democratic Party and other political parties, but some of the over-ambitious leaders and members of his party, the APC, who believe they have invested so much in his election and cannot wait a day longer to collect returns from their investments.”
He asserted that the now ruling party, APC, was not well versed on what it took to govern a nation with so many complexities as Nigeria, reiterating the fact that prior to the inauguration on May 29, 2015 he had appealed to the APC to do more and talk less. Instead of taking his advise to heart at the time, he said the APC national Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, had castigated him.
Alkali said, “I have observed with keen interest the scenario in the National Assembly that resulted in the election of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other leaders of the National Assembly.
“What attracted my attention more, though not surprising, were the incoherent and contradictory responses from the leaders of the APC, especially the faction led by the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who rejected the outcome of the election and without decorum blamed President Muhammadu Buhari as being responsible for the debacle in the National Assembly.
“This is indeed a clear confirmation of my earlier warning to the APC to plan more and talk less. Undoubtedly, things have started falling apart in the APC.”
He further said that the National Assembly saga was just an eye opener and that all those who had hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was dead and buried should have a rethink as they were in for many more surprises.
He said, “Whoever said that the PDP is dead and buried should please show me the cemetery and the grave where the PDP was buried.
“Nigerians should not forget the fact that some of the members of the PDP who joined the APC went there as a result of some circumstances but the souls and minds of most of them are still in the PDP.
“Remember, most of those who left were founding fathers and senior leaders of the PDP in their respective states and zones. This is therefore just the beginning of the beginning.”