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Buhari 'APC will exist for 200 years' - President's aide

“I said in the next 200 years, APC will be alive. Yes, why not?” President Buhari's aide asked.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will ‘be alive for 200 years’.

Speaking at the presentation of his book entitled; “APC: The Making of a Change Agent,” to the APC chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, he said the party has performed impressively well in the last two years.

Defending Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raid of The Sun newspaper, Obla noted that the agency was ‘carrying out its duty of fighting financial crimes.’

“I said in the next 200 years, APC will be alive. Yes, why not?” he asked.

“Because we have done very well and we are going to remain in power as long as long as we continue to do well, we believe Nigerian people will always vote for us,”

Presentation of the book, 'APC: The Making of a Change Agent' play

Presentation of the book, 'APC: The Making of a Change Agent'

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“EFCC has not gone after the media. What happened is that The Sun Newspaper was under an order of interim forfeiture, so they went there to look at the property is not taken away and not depreciated, and nothing is wrong with that.

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“They didn’t go there because the Sun published a news story that is considered against EFCC or government, they went there to do their work as part of their mandate to fight financial crimes, and you know that the media house is owned by a former governor who is under trial, as we are talking now is under trial and if you are under investigation, EFCC has the power to go to court and get an order interim forfeiture pending the hearing of the case against you,” he added.

In his remarks, the APC chairman, John Oyegun assured Nigerians that the governing party would not repeat the ‘mistakes’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) erstwhile 16-year rule.

Oyegun described the book as an insider account of the merger process that culminated in the formation of the APC.

He encouraged other stakeholders who “participated intimately” in the formation of the APC to document their record of events for posterity.

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