A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress has opened up about what he was told during the last presidential elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Mr. Olisaemeka Akamukale, a member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling All Progressives Congress, has made some new revelations.
The man revealed on Wednesday that no fewer than three members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet did not believe he would emerge as President in the 2015 election.
According to The Punch, Akamukale, a former National Auditor of the APC, however, did not mention their names.
The APC leader, who was the Chairman of the defunct Democratic Peoples Party, one of the parties that merged to form the APC, said this against the backdrop of allegations of neglect by some members and supporters of the APC and Buhari who worked for the President during electioneering.
Akamukale, while interacting with journalists at the national secretariat of the APC, stated that contrary to the claim that Buhari was selecting only technocrats to work with him (the President), most of the politicians who worked for his presidency were professionals.
He said, “I know about two or three ministers who are serving today who told me Buhari would never be President of Nigeria. Today, they are benefiting from Buhari’s government. But it is only them that have their shame because it is only a dog that goes back to its vomit. I have nothing against them.
“These are political jobbers. They tell you, ‘go for technocrats. You are not a technocrat. Who is a technocrat? Who is not a technocrat? I know my profession. Is Fashola not a Senior Advocate of Nigeria? Because he abandoned his Law profession for eight years and become a governor; he is back tomorrow and you tell me he is not a technocrat. I am a technocrat, I know my strength. But most of them are interlopers, because it only takes somebody who is in the party to understand where the party is heading.”
When asked if those who did not share in the ‘change’ vision of the APC but who were now part of the government were misguiding the administration, Akamukale noted that most of those who formed the party were now in government.
He however added that there were “strangers” in the current administration