Buhari ‘APC members are President’s greatest obstacle,’ former Jonathan aide says

Alkali, who was Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, said further that the recent crisis which rocked the APC over the National Assembly leadership buttressed his position that the party was not prepared to govern a complex nation like Nigeria.

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A former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Rufai Ahmed Alkali has said that over ambitious members of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) will constitute the biggest challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Alkali, who was Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, said further that the recent crisis which rocked the APC over the National Assembly leadership buttressed his position that the party was not prepared to govern a complex nation like Nigeria.

The former presidential aide made the comments while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

Alkali said:

 “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 ambitious leaders and members of his Party, the APC who believe they have invested so much in his election and cannot wait a day longer to collect returns from their investments.”

Alkali also said that the emergence of Ike Ekweremadu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as Deputy Senate President showed that the party was not dead and buried as some people said.

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