The National Chairman of the All Progressives congress, APC, John Oyegun, has asked all presidential aspirants in the party to be prepared for the serious task ahead if they eventually emerge as the flag bearer of the party for the 2015 presidential election.
Mr. Oyegun informed APC presidential aspirants that they are seeking to lead a country that is “seriously in need of redemption”.
“Every day that passes, the need for change becomes evident in this country, and the urgency for change becomes manifest,” he said.
The APC Chairman said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is simply concerned in how to retain power at all cost, thereby exhibiting serious forms of impunity that the country cannot afford to continue to bear.
“Just this morning, seven members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, met and purportedly impeached the Speaker of a twenty six member House of Assembly.
“This is the kind of lawlessness that is leading us into the multitude of problems that we have in this country today, and it is due to the lack of payment of any form of reasonable attention to the true
priorities of this country,” he said.
Mr. Oyegun also said the PDP has inflicted so much havoc on the country and has no time to even see what the insurgent group, Boko Haram is doing to the nation.
He said it is a disgrace that a country like Nigeria is celebrating the recapture of Chibok from the insurgents, saying, “Boko Haram drove you out of Chibok, and you manage to reinforce and come back to retake it and you are celebrating? What is there to celebrate?” he asked.
He said such action has shown the extent to which Nigeria has degenerated, adding that “it is the kind of responsibility that falls on your shoulders.
“All our aspirants should have it at the back of their minds that you are dealing with a nation that needs salvaging and we are dealing with a ruling party that just does not care,” Mr. Oyegun said.
In a brief remarks earlier, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he was at the secretariat to return his expression of interest and nomination forms after “being the first to collect the forms and also the first to return them duly completed”.
Mr. Abubakar assured the Chairman and members of the National Working Committee that he will continue to be a dedicated and loyal party member no matter the outcome of the selection process.