A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is no threat despite the emergence of Adamu Mua’zu as the ruling party’s national chairman.
He said change was inevitable in the country since the PDP had embarked on self-destruction even as he called on the Federal Government to stop the growing impunity in Rivers State so as not to encourage people to resort to self-help.
Tinubu made this known while speaking with reporters at the end of the 8th Interim National Executive Committee meeting of the APC in Abuja.
According to the former governor, the nation cannot afford another emergency in Rivers State.
His words: “PDP! Threat? What kind of threat? What is my own with PDP? I want PDP to wreck. Why should I think about them? They have wrecked the country. They are self-destruct”.
He said the NEC meeting went smoothly without any rancour or division.
He said: “The meeting went well and was productive. It addressed various landmines of anti-democratic issues in the country, particularly the case of Rivers, where freedom is being hindered and the respect for human lives is no longer the sanctity of our system and that of respect for the rule of law.
“The National Publicity Secretary of the party will address you and further on this.
“We are still working and praying with those emergencies. We don’t want to create another corridor and we don’t want a government that cannot have due tolerance for opposition at the centre.
“The abuse of power must stop in order not to encourage people to self-help”.
On the rumored emergence of a faction of the party known as new APC, Tinubu said some leaders, who were absent at the session, sent words to the national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
He added: “There is nothing like new APC. Oh they are repackaging. Ok there is OMO. Everybody can brand and say new Honda, new KIA and new anything you want to say.
“Anybody can be absent with excuses. There are reasons others personally stated or forwarded to the national chairman.
“There are some intruders and alarm rang and they ran away”.