SAN FRANCISCO, August 09, (THEWILL) – The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has stated that some members of the National Assembly are planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, warned the plotters to drop their sinister move, saying it was not “possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope” inferring that they would fail.
Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at the formal defection of ex-Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, at a packed Ikot Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.
Nigerians, he said, gave PDP 16 years to rule but the party failed as he also took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Their old papa is writing letters, saying Buhari must not run again, because he does not know that Nigeria is now digital. No more letter-writing. People now use e-mail, WhatsApp and text messages, but Obasanjo is still writing letters that Nigeria is going bad, but it is not true,” he said.
“If he is a good father, he ought to have laid a good foundation like Akpabio did in Akwa Ibom State.
“We believe in government of the people, for the people and by the people but the conservatives believe in government of sharing.
“We say Nigerian money belongs to Nigerians. We say Nigerians must be given development. We believe in investing in the people.
“But they believe in sharing and looting the money. Today we are aspiring in our vision, but the PDP has no vision. They believe in sharing and looting the treasury.
“Today, Buhari says we must change; we must account for Nigeria’s money but they are resisting.
“Akwa Ibom State experienced infrastructural development when Akpabio was governor, which is due to vision, not religion. This is broom revolution. Broom is to sweep evil. So, there will be no evil around you. APC is the party that will give you progress.
“Today, we are sharing our vision. The other party, the Poverty Development Party (PDP), has no vision. For 16 years, we gave them the opportunity to change Nigeria, but they failed.
“They believe it’s sharing money and looting of the treasury. Buhari came with progressive ideology, for all our money to be accounted for, through TSA, it is a war between the progressives and the conservatives. It is a war of ideology.
“Those people (PDP members) believe in sharing. We believe in the government of the people, for the people and by the plenty. They (PDP members) want to pocket Nigeria’s treasury.
“We are saying no. The money and development belong to the people. They were the leaders of yesterday. We are the leaders of today, tomorrow, day after and many years to come.”