Abioye Olarewaju, Ilorin
The People Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State has warned President Muhammad Buhari not to allow himself to be victim of diversionary forces allegedly existing in his All Progressives Congress (APC) camp. Chief Rex Olawoye, State Publicity Secretary of the Party gave the warning in Ilorin on Monday in an interview with our correspondent. Olawoye said Nigerians hold the President in high esteem and expected much from him to bring positive change to bear on the lives of common man as touted during his electioneering campaign.
“Nigerians see Buhari as very dependable, disciplined, honest, as somebody who has zero tolerance for corruption, focused and determined to give Nigeria positive direction” “It is however important for him to be aware that Nigerians see a number of his associates and colleagues in APC as corrupt from the core to the circumference”, Olawoye said. He said Nigerians fear that some APC chieftains who have institutionalized corruption in their various States would likely constitute clog in the President’s efforts at getting the country out of socioeconomic mess. The Party lauded President Buhari’s expressed commitment to improving upon his predecessor has done on energy, security petroleum and revamping the comatose railway services in Nigeria.
Olawoye said the Party welcomed the President’s willingness not to waste his time on unwholesome witch hunting expedition of his predecessors as been clamoured for by whom he described as political detractor. He advised the President to always remember that the Nigerians belief in his person accounted for voting for many of the APC National and State Assemblies law makers who had lost the electorate’s confidence.
Olawoye further advised the President to cautiously tread on tackling Local Government autonomy, Boko Haram insurgency, Kidnapping, other forms of terrorism and array of malaise confronting the country. “The issue of security and relocating the military high command from Abuja to Maiduguri is not as easy as it sounds as the President still needs clearance from the National Assembly” “The Local Government Autonomy is another area which Mr. President would need to tread with caution as it would require the endorsement of the National and State Assemblies”, Olawoye added.