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Tinubu: Mega party or no mega party, AC ‘ll shock PDP in 2011

By Demola Akinyemi

IIorin-Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola  Tinubu, says Action Congress [AC] has been positioned as a mega party to take over from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in the next elections, therefore it would not fuse  with any party, association  or organization to form a  mega party.

Tinubu spoke in an interview with journalists on Friday  in Ijagbo in  Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, venue of the fidau for  the father-in-law of Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.

“I don’t know about mega party. I only know about AC. And we are warming up to collaborate with others. I don’t see any meaning in the mega party. Already, I have a party that has won elections. I have a party with senators across the country. If you get to Bauchi today,  you will find the AC. We have senators, honorable men and local government chairmen in Plateau  and many states of the country. “We are in government in Edo, we have government all over.

So, what could be more mega than ours. We are not chameleon we are better positioned to take over from the PDP in the next elections.” The former governor described the PDP as lacking in focus and commitment to the welfare of the Nigerian people, saying it is  a poverty development party conspicuously bereft of rural integration.”

He stressed, “PDP is not a political party. It is a poverty development party. It should not be allowed to continue its lack of focus, lack of development and lack of commitment to the welfare of our people. No rural integration as we can see.”

The former governor  noted that Nigerians have been voting for PDP for the past 10 years  but increment of poverty level, driving through Nigerian roads is like the  footballer Jay-Jay Okocha on the field juggling with the ball. Majority of our roads have collapsed.” Tinubu  described  AC  in Kwara as ‘’a great party whose people showed great determination. We are going to continue to support them to overcome the challenges of the political terrain.”

He described the late Lasisi Agunbiade (Aregbesola’s father-in-law) as a highly respected person who attracted many dignitaries even in death from all walks of life.

Aregbesola, the AC gubernatorial candidate in the 2007 polls in Osun State,  in his remarks, poured encomiums on his late father-in-law.

He added that the dignitaries at the event attested to his greatness, service to humanity and good works  while alive.

Eminent Nigerians and politicians at the fidau include  former governors of Oyo, Ekiti and  Ogun states, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Aremo Segun Osoba respectively.

Others are the 2007 governorship candidate of AC in Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Kwara south senatorial candidate of AC in the 2007 polls, Architect Lola Ashiru, Mr  Ayo Opadokun, Mr Dele  Alake, Mr  Tunji Bello and Isiaka Ajunmobi while Senator  Ibikunle Amosu was represented at the event.


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