Senator Dino Melaye says the All Progressives Congress(APC) is not a party to be reckoned with, arguing that the leading party lacks a structure in which the nation can progress politically.
The lawmaker, who said that there is no agitation in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), said that stories about riots in the opposition camp are spread by the APC.
According to him, the shaky pillars on which the armored personnel carrier stands are the reason that the nation is not moving forward by leaps and bounds, as expected.
Mr. Melaye, who went on to say that he regretted having played a role in bringing the current administration to power, carried his point to the end with a biblical hint: “Once I was blind, but now I see.”
Speaking further about his relationship with the ruling party, Mr Melaye said it was the lack of true “political materials” that led people like him to flee to the PDP.
The statesman said that he left the APC to a party that does not have its own structure and national executive power. A party that, he said, has nothing to fear about its political future.
Reacting to comments regarding zoning ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the lawmaker said the PDP’s election review has made recommendations that will be properly looked into before a stand is taken on the issue.
He said: “The NEC is yet to sit on these recommendations, it is yet to sit on the report, a committee is going to be set up to look at the meat of the report and nothing like that has happened”.
PDP’s 2019 Elections Review Committee submitted its report on Wednesday.
The Committee led by Senator Bala Mohammed has stated that PDP lost the last presidential election due to manipulations by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in conjunction with the electoral umpire (INEC) and security operatives.
Mohammed’s panel made several recommendations regarding the forthcoming elections including a second look at PDP’s internal politics and giving a level playing field for the youths and women who are a majority in terms of demographics and in terms of interest.
It also included making sure that the electoral umpire which has started instituting some reforms will become totally impartial.
Senator Melaye in further speaking about the review said the body language of the party to the recommendations is that no action will be taken until the suggestions are adequately dissected.