Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has “hailed” the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, for admitting that about 90 per cent of the #BringBackOurGirls protesters are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The minister had while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting last Wednesday in Abuja, alleged that 90 per cent of the people protesting the abduction of over 200 school girls from Chibok, Borno State, are members of the opposition party.
The lawmaker noted that the minister’s statement was a confirmation that majority of Nigerians are in the APC.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Research Aide, Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart, Gbajabiamila said: “Mr Maku, the Information Minister, is damn right!”
The APC House Caucus Leader, in a satirical statement, praised Maku for doing a “good job” with the revelation.
The lawmaker noted that the minister’s statement was a tactical admission of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s leadership failure and evidence that its Federal Government-led administration was losing the confidence of majority of Nigerians it has failed to protect.
He said: “I am particularly chuffed that the PDP government has finally woken up to smell the coffee and has admitted that APC is a movement and that 90 per cent of Nigerians are APC because, as far as I know, that is the exact percentage of Nigerians who are criticising the government over the handling of the terror crisis”.
The minority leader, however, urged the Federal Government to ensure proper handling of the escalating insecurity in the country.
“Conscience is like an open wound and only the truth can heal it. Good job, Mr Maku”, Gbajabiamila added.