Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode on Saturday described the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the only hope and platform for Nigerians to deliver themselves from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement, the former minister, who commended the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN; Congress for Progressives Change, CPC; and All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP on the success of their conventions, which effectively fused them into the APC, expressed pride in the chieftains of the opposition parties for finding the courage to confront the ills of the current administration.
“I congratulate the ACN, CPC and ANPP on their various conventions and their final resolutions to merge into the new party called the APC. This provides hope for Nigeria and it represents the only vehicle and platform that can deliver our nation from the hands of the PDP and the Jonathan administration,” he said.
“I salute those that have found the courage to stand up against the tyranny, blackmail, pettiness and incompetence of the Jonathan administration and I, together with millions of others, stand shoulder to shoulder with them in their quest to restore and resurrect the fortunes of our country.”
Mr. Fani-Kayode however said that the various resolutions to merge into one new party is a first step in the right direction, adding that “I sincerely hope and pray that every other step shall follow and that we will all join hands to break the stranglehold of evil that the Jonathan administration represents and has foisted on our country for the last two years. I urge all those that want to see a positive change in our great country to join the APC.”
He added, “The prospect of a Jonathan administration remaining in power for the next six years is, to say the least, the greatest disaster and affliction that could possibly be foisted on our people. God has rejected our President and his Government and the Lord will honour His word by ensuring that he is roundly defeated at the polls in 2015.
“The circle is complete and this is the time for all men and women of goodwill to rally around the new standard to stand up for truth and to resist evil.”