Chief Olabode George, a former southwest Vice-Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said it is too early to batch President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Chief George in an interview with the Daily Sun opined that the President grapples with the myriads of problems confronting the country urged Nigerians to be patient with Buhari. He said he has refrained from joining issues with him because, “it is just a year and personally, I don’t believe this is the time to start kicking them”, described Nigerians as “ very impatient.”
He, however, identified the congregation of different groups in the party which has defied proper fusion as the major cause of the many problems afflicting the government which has slowed down progress. Describing the President’s All Progressives Congress (APC) as a “congregation of strange bed fellows”, he averred that the instability in the party has frustrated the expectations and hopes of Nigerians on the government, adding that, “if you don’t have a solid political foundation, forget about any economic growth.”
George further advised the APC not to make the mistake of the PDP by allowing these crises and divisions, which he blamed for the latter’s ouster from government in the 2015 presidential elections.
“For me, it is still too early. Understandably, they came from different groups that make up the party. They are still struggling…politics and political activities are the foundations for economic growth.
“If you don’t have a solid political foundation, forget about any economic growth. It is sine qua non. There is CPC, ACN, APGA, nPDP. It is a congregation of strange bedfellows. It will take time for them to melt together.
“We don’t want to go into that crises and the divisions, because we know what happened to our party that we got a bloody nose. Thank God it was not a technical knockout”
Excerpted From Daily Sun