APC SAYS OBASANJO`S PAST IS HAUNTING HIM
Abuja, Jan. 20, 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday in Abuja, said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is being hunted by what he did while he was in office.
Malam Lanre Issa- Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary stated this at a news conference.
He was reacting to allegations by Obasanjo that the APC had concluded plans with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to rig the coming election.
“For eight year of President Obasanjo in office, all the elections he held, infact, government policies were determined by whatever mood he found himself.
“All the institutions of government were brought under his wings and what he did for those eight years is what is hunting him.
“He cannot imagine that a government will allow INEC the statuary independence that he has, we have had 93 elections or more since APC came to power and you can be sure that all those elections were conducted with government interference.
“We can understand where the former president is coming from, his past is hunting him, he imagines that perhaps the way he did it is the same way we will do it’’ he said.
He said the APC-led Federal Government had always allowed institutions to fulfil their mandates without interference.
Issa-Onilu maintiand that the 2003 and 2017 general elections held under Obasanjo`s watch were noting to write home about.
He stressed that under the APC government, votes would count in the coming general elections, saying that the elections would be free, fair and credible.
The APC spokesman added that the party had no reason to rig elections, because according to him, its achievements would speak for it.
He, however, advised Obasanjo to adjust himself to the reality to an imminent defeat in the coming elections that was steering him in the face.
“He has carried himself about as the dispenser of our destiny and God is showing him clearly that he has just only been lucky.
“And the favour that God has done to him, he now considers as the things that are coming from him.
I think it is time for him to smell the coffin, this election will come and it will be free and fair, APC does not have any reason to rig it, Issa- Onilu said.
He maintained that after Feb. 16, Obasanjo would realise that he is not God.
He said the APC was already campaigning round the country even though the PDP had earlier said that President Muhammadu Buhari would campaign by proxy.
He stressed that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate personifies the dark era of the country.
He added that the erra shall be concerned to the dustbin come Feb. 16 and that we would never go back to it again.
Issa-Onilu said the APC was poised to bring the country out of doldrums that the PDP brought it to with its 16 years of governance.