APC was hanging on a cliff but for Buhari – says former spokesman

Former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu

A former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu has advised warring members of the party to accept the actions of President Muhammadu Buhari and other executives at Thursday’s controversial National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

The former spokesman of the party in a personal statement stated he has declared support for President Buhari after a reflection of events happening in the APC.

“I have reflected on the events of the past few days and the outcome of Thursday’s NEC meeting and as a party man, I declare my support for the actions taken by Mr. President.

“Like the President said, the party was ominously hanging on a cliff and as expected, something had to give way because the APC could not have continued along that obvious path of destruction”, Onilu said.

He therefore called on other member of the APC to rally round the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) led by Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni and other eminent members of that committee.

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In his appeal for cooperation, Onilu, who described Buni as an experienced party administrator, adding that other members of the caretaker committee are compatriots noted reiterated that party members should consider collective interest and lend support “as they embark on the process of rebuilding our party to the height we all desire”.

He said: “Ours must be a party that is strong and truly progressive; one that can provide our government the support it requires to deliver more dividends of democracy.

“We all have the obligation to subordinate our individual interests to the collective interests of our government and country.

“The task of preserving President Muhammadu Buhari’s unprecedented legacies is not negotiable”, he added.