Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has advised the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to begin to brace up for its eventual ouster from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa next year as his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over government at the center come 2015.
The lawmaker made this known yesterday in Lagos at the distribution of empowerment materials worth N15 million and handing over of over 60 solar-powered boreholes he built in his constituency.
The event was put together by the Femi Gbajabiamila Foundation at the Abati Barracks, Ojuelegba, Lagos.
Nigerians, Gbajabiamila said, were ready for a change and APC was poised to meet their yearnings.
According to him, “The Peoples Democratic Party should be ready for the role of opposition because the handwriting is clear: Nigerians are yearning for a change and we’ll give them a change”.
The lawmaker said APC would win the 2015 presidential elections, irrespective of the antics the ruling party might try.
Gbajabiamila, who represents Surulere 1 in the Green Chamber, also expressed optimism that the opposition party would soon emerge as majority in the National Assembly.
He said: “The situation in the House of Representatives is fluid; defections continue. By the end of next month, we will know where we stand as people are defecting left, right and centre.
“We’ll give it another few weeks. When the water settles, we will know where people belong”.
He described the just concluded nationwide membership registration of APC as an anal in the history of Nigerian politics.
According to him, never before has any other party undertaken such a successful registration of members.
Gbajabiamila said: “Our leaders realised that it would be difficult to rig elections where people know their number. It will be difficult to announce one million votes for me when I have three million registered members who voted during an election”.
Corroborating Gbajabiamila’s assertion, former Lagos State First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, who now represents Lagos Central Senatorial District, said that by God’s grace, come 2015, APC would be in control of the Executive and Legislative arms of government at the national level.
She said: “We are going to produce the President, the Senate president, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and majority leaders in the National Assembly, by God’s grace, in 2015”.
Senator Tinubu, who was represented by the wife of the Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mrs Anike Adekanye, said the party would win the Presidency.
“We have done well by ensuring mass registration of people into the party. This is another landmark achievement by our party. As you can see, PDP leaders and members are now jittery because they know their days are numbered at Aso Rock”, Mrs Tinubu added.