PDP's 16-Yr Mess Too Much For Buhari To Stem In 30 Days

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blasted the major opposition party over accusations that president Muhammadu Buhari is slow in reaching decisions.
Tinubu, who only yesterday, denied being involved in any rift with the Nigerian president, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other Nigerians for accusing Buhari’s administration of snail-pacing.
According to Vanguard, the former governor of Lagos state believes that the 16-year ‎mess of the PDP cannot be automatically cleaned up in 30 days by the barely two-month old administration of president Buhari.
The Jagaban of Borgu, who was speaking after breaking the Ramadan fast with the president and some other top members of the APC at the new Banquet Hall at the Presidential Villa late last night, recalled the challenges APC conquered to get to power, noting that the damage done was too much.
“At no stage was the decision taken by chance it was all deliberate. The leaders of the parties felt the only way to wrestle power from the PDP was for us to come together. I in particular was scared after previous failures of the elections of 2003, 2007 and 2011.
“We dissolved our various parties to form APC then we applied to INEC, for once I was grateful to INEC. We had gone with nine people to INEC to apply and INEC advised us that we needed at least 25 people across the people to form a political party. We were able to go back raised 35 members across the country and then successfully registered the party.
“INEC then informed the federal government that we have met the requirements hence we cannot be denied registration. Many doubting Thomases said merger has never succeeded in Nigeria but here we are.
“I went into this long explanation so that you will appreciate how far we have come and for a society as ours, if we respect the constitution, then all the greed and problems will be a thing of the fast.
“We should just look at Nigeria as Nigerians, no matter the level you are, loss your influence so that we can help achieve the manifestos – security, economy, employment and corruption because if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. We have to ensure that people we bring forward are those that will move the society forward.”
Tinubu‎, who also described APC as the Armoured Personnel Carrier, said the party represented the diversity of Nigeria and pledged total support to the government of the day and assured President Buhari of success in office.
“We believe this diversity will continue to propel us for economic growth under your leadership.
“This is the first Ramadan after the election. We thank God for cutting down the opponents 60 years of fake promises to 16 years.
“I heard they say we are slow. Yes, we didn’t campaign to be fire fighters, but planners and meticulous one at that. A latrine pit of 16 years can’t be cleaned up in 30 days because the mess is much.
“Mr. President you started well, you hit the ground running. You promised Nigerians that you’ll address security and your first meeting to ECOWAS was on security because we cannot fight alone.
“You have been to others places. If they think is a game of ludo, we will say is serious business. If they forgot G7 we will remind them.
“We have faith in you Mr. President. We have faith in your capacity and uprightness. I’m here filled up and not fed up.
“We promise to continue to be with you and support. ‎No matter what they are saying we are not re-running the election until four years time.
“We pray to God to give us four more years of this month and pray to Him to forgive our misdeeds, and for peace and stability, with this Nigeria i‎s a promise to the future.
“Mr. President, your hands are on the plough and you will succeed‎”, he said.
This assurance by Tinubu has all but quashed rumours that the pair were in serious disparity over party policies and unnecessary lobbying by some party chieftains after

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