The All Progressive Congress has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of Flooding the Nation’s capital with posters of some chieftains of the governing party
Posters of Kaduna state Governor Mallam Nasir Elrufai, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and it's National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole is being sighted on strategic locations within Abuja, the nation’s capital generating mixed feelings about the 2023 Presidential election to be in the offing.
But the All progressive congress had rather dissociated its members whose name and images appeared on the posters saying the Peoples Democratic Party circulated them to achieve a failed devilish aim
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday, that the party members were focused on governance and delivery on the party’s mandate instead of issues around 2023 elections.
He said, “As a party, we want to state clearly that having won elections convincingly and having been given the mandate to run a government for the next four years, our major and only focus now is governance.
“It is strictly part of the strategy of a party that is supposed to provide an alternative to our governance model and since they do not have such, the only thing they can do is to continue to throw spanners in the works.
“So, we urge all our members to focus on what is important to us and so we dissociate ourselves and our leaders from such issues that have to do with elections.”
Meanwhile the governing party’s former chairman, Chief Bisi Akande said politicians with no other livelihood may end up getting involved in corrupt act in public office
Akande made this remark at the lecture organised to mark 94th birthday of Second Republic Senator, PA Ayo Fasanmi held in Osogbo believe many Old generation politicians had been successful in their carriers before venturing into politics
The APC chieftain noted that, before Fasanmi was elected as a senator, he had excelled as a pharmacist, adding that present-day politicians with no other source of income would be tempted to engage in graft.
“If you are not established in your profession and you get into politics, you will never do anything that is right.
“When we were still active in politics, we were contributing money for the party, but now, the reverse is the case. If politics can go back to the way it was being practised back then, we will have a sane society,” Akande said.