Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the recent massive defection of prominent members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC as the hurricane that will eventually dislodge the political culture of graft, corruption and impunity in governance in Nigeria.
The Osun APC, which was reacting to the defection of 37 PDP members of the House of Representatives to the APC last Wednesday, said “This is a unique situation which will resonate throughout the country and cripple the forces of retrogression that have been at the core of the country’s descent into a banana republic”.
A statement signed by its state director of publicity, research and strategy, Barr. Kunle Oyatomi said “It will be a costly error for anybody to reduce this event to a sheer struggle for political power”.
According to the APC, “A force perhaps, beyond our comprehension, has struck at the monstrous head of evil in Nigeria right there in Abuja, which will cause the PDP house built on sand to collapse with a thunderous sound”, adding that, “things cannot be the same anymore with the ruling party because what held it together has melted from its own heat – corruption, graft, mismanagement of funds and total misrule of Nigeria”.
The party cited the utter misuse of illegitimate violence to muzzle dissent and terrorise opposition parties, rig elections and frustrate the will of the majority of the people, as a crime that was playing out with impunity in several states.
“The wind of change does not recognize obstacles” the APC said, adding that “everything built on fraud, corruption and evil will collapse. The PDP cannot be an exception”.