Reacting to the claims of Honorable Dino Melaye in some section of media that there is one big family and all is well in the All Progressive Congress [APC] in Kogi State, a chieftain of the party, Prince Salisu Sani has disclosed that the party was about to collapse under the leadership of Prince Abubakar Audu and his cohorts.
Prince Sani disclosed this in a chat with THISDAY in Lokoja, noted that the leader of the party in the state, Prince Abubakar Audu had been romancing with the ruling Peoples’ Democratic party [PDP] to the extent that he described Governor Idris Wada as “God sent”.
According to him, “We are surprised to read in one of the national dailies that Audu now turn around speaking through Hon. Dino Melaye who was his campaign Director General during the last governorship election to again describe the so called God sent administration as a “Beautiful Nonsense” and one which had not performed to expectation”
Sani who is also an aspirant for the House of Representatives in the forthcoming 2015 general election for Idah federal constituency under the platform of the party therefore asked the leader of the party in the state, Prince Audu and his former campaign Director General, Dino Melaye to tender apologies not just to the APC family but the entire state for misleading the people that Wada who he said was a God sent had become a “Beautiful Nonsense”.
The party chieftain who went down memory lane explained that, “in 1992 when Audu was the governor of the state under the platform of the National Republican Convention [NRC], the party lost the presidential election to the opposition and also in 2003, ANPP lost the presidential election even when he was the governor of the state under the party.
“This had shown that Audu had never had the interest of his party at heart except in his own election and the moment he is in power he will start to romance with the ruling party at the national level in order for his selfish interest to be protected by the power that be”.
To this end, Sani noted that some progressives in other parties who want to join the party and team up with APC to dislodge the ruling PDP in the forthcoming election may be afraid to join the party due the ungodly romance of Audu with the PDP and the unresolved crisis between the three major parties that gave birth to APC in the state.
He then appealed to the national Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun to as a matter of urgency come and rescued the party from total collapse in the hand of Prince Abubakar Audu and his cohorts including Hon. Dino Melaye.