The former governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki has observed that the registration of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria has got a real opposition party.
Saraki who is the chairman, Senate committee on environment stated this yesterday in a chat with newsmen in Ilorin explaining that prior to the formation of the APC, all the parties claiming to be opposition parties are merely regional parties.
Describing the registration of APC as a good development, Saraki said, “elections will not be taken for granted again. APC is good for our democracy. It is a real alternative. It will make those of us in the Peoples Democratic Party to sit tight”.
“But time will tell how cohesive the APC people are. Before we have regional opposition parties and that made them unattractive. It will take a lot to dislodge a party as large as PDP,” he added.
Speaking further, Saraki advocated the diversification of the nation’s economy as a panacea to the rampant cases of oil theft.
“There should be laws to check the activities of oil thieves. We should have the political will to tackle headlong those involved in this act of economic sabotage”, he added.