The former Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali to the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, has said that the recent problems encountered by the All Progressive Congress, (APC) in the election of leadrs of the National Assembly was a vindication of his position that the party was not prepared to govern a complex nation like Nigeria.
Speaking with state House Correspondents in Abuja, Prof. Alkali said from the reactions of some leaders of the Party to the events at the national Assembly, President Buhari’s greatest problem is the people in the leadership of APC and not the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to him, “I have observed with keen interest the scenario in the National Assembly that resulted in the election of Sen. Bukola Saraki and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other leaders of NASS and what attracted my attention more, though not surprising, were the incoherent and contraditory responses from the leaders of the APC, especially the faction led by the former Governor of Lagos, Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu who outrightly 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.
From the look of things, the greatest obstacle to the Muhammadu Buhari administration is not the PDP and other political parties, but some of the over ambicious leaders and members of his Party, the APC who believe they have invested so much in his election and can not wait a day longer to collect returns from their investments” Prof. Alkali said.
He said the emergence of Sen. Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP as Deputy President of the Senate was an indication that PDP was not dead as some people claim.
“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 circumstance 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”
He congratulated the newly leadership of the National Assembly and saying that they should be ready to face the task of uplifting the nation.