South-west APC could anger its northern friends-Party Chief

By Post Nigeria June 30, 2015 20:12

South-west APC could anger its northern friends-Party Chief

Ayobami Lam-Adesina, has cautioned fellow South Western party members and party leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to check their level of involvement in the ongoing crisis, so as to ensure the continued protection of the region’s interests.

The erstwhile governorship aspirant who contested the last elections under the auspices of the current ruling party APC, in Oyo State warned that careless involvement in “slippery” politicking rocking the party at this time, put the region in a precarious position.

He stated that the strategic alliance between the South-west and Northern region, which led to the unprecedented supplanting of the hitherto ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was key and should be guarded closely lest they are thrust aside for another region to take over.

    “We have never found ourselves in a position where the South-west will team up with the North to fight an incumbent President and dethrone him.

    “In the past, we had regional parties but this is a new arrangement and even though I consider it not to be a big deal, I will call on South-west leaders in the APC to manage the situation carefully, especially after Femi Gbajabiamila lost out.

    “It is however unfortunate that we found ourselves in a position where lawmakers fight themselves to win positions in the National Assembly.

    “When the South-west ruled Nigeria, the North managed to play along with the region. It is time for the South-west leaders to understand the new politics and how to play it, irrespective of the contribution made towards the emergence of the APC as a mega party and now as a ruling party.”