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Obasanjo”s coalition is no threat to us – APC

A movement promoted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 was launched in Abuja yesterday. In a widely publicised ‘Special…

A movement promoted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 was launched in Abuja yesterday.

In a widely publicised ‘Special Statement’ to President Buhari last week titled ‘The Way Out: A clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria movement’ Obasanjo asked Buhari not to run for a second term, accusing the president of poor performance and nepotism.

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi dismissed the gathering as a non-event. In a phone interview with Daily Trust he said: “Did you attend our own event today? We are busy doing our work.

“How many months to the election? At the function, how many governors did you see there? How many senators did you see there? How many House of Representatives’ members did you see there? 

“When a part of the PDP left for the APC in 2014, how many governors were there? At least five governors were there. How many senators? We have more than 40 senators. 

With due respect, let them continue to do what they are doing. We are busy.  They are not even a political party. If they are not a political party, how can they be a threat to us? Civil society organization can’t contest election in Nigeria,” he said.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a text message promised to call our reporter later  but did not at the time of filing this report.  

But a PDP BoT member and former Minister of Education Prof. Tunde Adeniran, told our correspondent in a telephone interview that the CN would make significant impact if its handlers are men of ‎integrity, God-fearing with good intentions for Nigeria.   

 

He added that the success of the PDP in 2019 would be determined in the next couple of weeks when he said the party would have sorted out all issues relating to internal brawl.  

 

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