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PDP Is Taking Power Through Back Door, Opadokun Tells APC

Emmanuel Ukudolo

Convener of  coalition of democrats for Electoral Reforms, (CODER), Chief Ayo Opadokun has called on All Progressives Congress (APC) to resist attempt by the opposition People’s Demo- cratic Party (PDP) to wrest power from it through back door, noting that doing otherwise will make the party to lose sympathy from Nigerians.

Opadokun who was also an active member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) spoke during a courtesy call on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akin- wunmi Ambode. He condemned lawmakers for electing Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker House of Representatives.

He said that the APC may lose the sympathy of Nigerians if it loses the National Assembly to the PDP.

“For me what happened at the National Assembly is a disaster, the people that have been so re- jected by the Nigerian people have been returned in a dubious manner because if you have Deputy Senate President, a PDP man, and David Mark now trying to have the position of the Majority leader, it is so unfortunate, I think that the party must take a very strong stand, if they don’t, they will lose the sym- pathy of Nigerians” he added.

Speaking on Nigerian’s impatient with President Muhammadu Buhari as regards appointment of Ministers, he said, “Nigerians have right to be impatient due to many years of wicked governance over them, but they should just take it easy with this government because what have been wrong for almost 25 years cannot be made right in two weeks.”

Opadokun maintained that President Buhari remained the an- tidote for the social ills be deviling the country which, according to him, are indiscipline and dishon- esty.

“Buhari represents an effective antidote for the two major ills of Nigeria. I believe very strongly that Buhari will bring unto govern- ance in Nigeria, self actualisation of discipline and because he would do that, Nigerians will follow him later on.

He was known to have lived a frugal lifestyle, he is not interested in your money, if you have a meeting with Buhari, you can go to sleep, he will not derail. He has a very good companion in Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a known workaholic. ”

On Lagos state and the new government led by Mr. Akinwun- mi Ambode, Opadokun explained that the state is on course and being led by a focused youngman that is ready to deliver on the pact he signed with the people of Lagos.

“He needs the co-operation and assistance of people of Lagos because this is the centre if everything in the country.

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