2015 Presidential Election Wasn’t Free And Fair – Ex-Police Affairs Minister

Abdul Jelil Adesiyan

The immediate past Minister for Police Affairs, Mr. Jelili Adesiyan, has predicted that the All Progressive Congress will crumble because it was a conglomeration of disgruntled elements of another parties.

“The APC is an amalgamation of people who are disgruntled here and there. They came together to hijack power”, Adesiyan said on Friday in a chat with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

According to the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, the last presidential election won by the APC was not free and fair.

He said, “What was free and fair in the election in which a state was given about 1.9 million votes and another one was given about 1.4 million votes? Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is the biggest town in West Africa and cannot provide such figure.

“Anything that is built on falsehood will crumble and that is what we have seen about this APC thing.

“Muhammadu Buhari wanted to become the President of Nigeria, he needed the amalgamation of some people and he has got it. Bukola Saraki wanted to be the President of the Senate and he has got it.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu wanted to be the leader of the APC, he also got. So, all of them wanted to get their own and they have got it. And that is why they are falling apart”.

The former minister, however, noted that the PDP was a more organised party than the governing APC.

He said, “The PDP is a party where people can easily express their opinions. There is no cabal and there is no street-fight leadership; the party allows politicians who genuinely wish to express their desire to operate unlike the APC.

“Those who left the PDP have seen the reason why they should not have left in the first instance and the only opportunity for them now is to come back to their original party where they can express their feelings without any ill-feelings and repercussions”.

Adesiyan also expressed optimism that PDP chieftains who defected to the APC would return to the party.


  1. In the real sense about Nigeria politics, we all know what’s going on in our political arena and among our disgruntled politicians. They all are after their own personal interests and none has the interest of the country at heart.