The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has advised the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to retire from politics.
The APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said this while reacting to Obanikoro’s statement that the APC would run down Nigeria like Lagos State if the party took over the presidency.
The APC said Obanikoro was only trying to remain relevant after losing the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state.
It said the ex-minister was being overzealous because President Goodluck Jonathan had promised to give Obanikoro another ministerial appointment if he (Jonathan) was re-elected next month.
The statement read, “It is apparent that Obanikoro is still seeing double from the dazing he got when his wonky dream of ruling Lagos was finally nailed by the lackey thrown up by the duo of Bode George and Adeseye Ogunlewe.
“It is apparent that Obanikoro is gasping for words to throw to gratify himself once again to his outgoing Abuja patrons so he will do the last minute harvesting before the impending burst. So what better way to show this by appearing blandly paradoxical?
“From every seeming indication, Obanikoro was jesting or trying to poke fun on the fading PDP that has disappointed him by that statement which shows that he does not believe, as most Lagosians, that Lagos will ever be infected with what the PDP has become for Nigerians for the past 16 years.”
The party said by all standards, the government of Lagos State had performed better than President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
The APC promised to transform the country positively if it took over the presidency.
The statement added, “Yes, the APC will run down Nigeria to a country where infrastructures work, where jobs are created, where there is security, where schools and hospitals work, where roads are fixed, where free housing is being provided for Nigerians, where the economy is robust, like in present day Lagos.”