The Reformed-All Progressives Congress, R-APC, has Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged overtures to its members with a “juicy carrot” will not help the ruling APC.
Kassim Afegbua, the National Publicity Secretary of the R-APC, in a statement, told R-APC members nationwide that they were still maintaining the stand they held against the APC.
According to him, no amount of “carrots, intimidation and harassment” could dissuade their shared commitment to rescue democracy.
He wondered why the APC leadership had now realised the role R-APC members could play in the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari despite alleged persecution.
The statement read in parts, “We members of the R-APC find it very amusing that those who boasted that they won’t lose sleep over our altruistic action, have been hopping from door to door pleading with our members not to leave by dangling juicy carrots and promising them heaven on earth.
“Such level of double standard is the reason why the r-APC was birthed in the first place because the leadership is not one that keeps promises and it’s the reason why no one should take the APC serious.
“It is interesting to suddenly see Mr. President holding meetings with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, reportedly promising mouth-watering offers; the same leader who was ridiculed, scandalized, demonised, criminalized and called all sorts of names by agents of the presidency just to give the Senate president a bad name in order to hang him.
“As soon as the Supreme Court gave a resounding verdict on the trumped up and frivolous charges against the Senate president, Mr President suddenly felt a need to praise the judiciary for standing on its own. Hmm, power as they truly say, must be a crazy aphrodisiac.
“Pronto, all the political conspirators in the APC swoop into dubious reconciliation assignment, hopping from door to door at the thick of the night to strike deals of reconciliation. Those who said they won’t lose sleep over the R-APC have become sleepless in the last two weeks.
“Does anyone need to be reminded that caveat emptor should be the operative words?”, he asked.