A former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to immidiate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Prof. Rufai Alkali, has stated that the All Progressives Congress and its leaders were the major obstacles before President Muhammadu Buhari.Alkali said that those who think the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is dead were wrong because the former ruling Party would soon bounce back.According to him, some members of the ruling party are over-ambitious and would therefore make President Buhari serious challenges.
Alkali made this observation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.He was reacting to the controversy currently greeting the just concluded national Assembly leadership election.“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 said in the statement.He insisted that the APC was not properly prepared to govern a diverse nation like NigeriaHe said rather than heeding to his call, he was castigated by the APC’s spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.Alkali said, “I have observed with keen interest the scenario in the National Assembly that resulted in the election of Senator Bukola Saraki and Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other leaders of NASS.“What attracted my attention more, though not surprising, were the incoherent and contradictory responses from the leaders of the APC, especially the faction led by the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator 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.”He boasted that the National Assembly episode was just the beginning the APC travails.“Whoever said the PDP is dead and buried should please show me the cemetery and the grave where it was buried.“Nigerians should not forget the fact that some of the members of the PDP who joined the APC went there as a result of some circumstances but the souls and minds of most of them are still in the PDP.
“Remember, most of those who left were founding fathers and senior leaders of the PDP in their respective states and zones. This is therefore just the beginning of the beginning,” he added.