- The aggrieved breakaway faction, R-APC, said the APC government does not keep its promises
- It said the ruling party has abandoned some of the promises in its manifesto
- The new group hinted that the reported reconciliatory move by the APC is too late
The Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC) on Sunday, July 22, criticised the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration once again, saying it is not a promise keeper.
It said: “This government is never a promise keeper and some of the promises contained in the manifestos of the APC have been jettisoned.
“The president, who has held himself in the inner sanctuary of the Presidential Villa is all of a sudden, opening his doors to one meeting or the other all in the name of re-election.
“Just to make the point that it is too late in the day; the train has left the station. Leopards cannot change their spots no matter how much one tries to tame them.”
The R-APC urged its members to remain steadfast and resolute in defending their rights and taking the appropriate action in defence of democracy.
It stated: “This democracy must survive on ethical grounds and not on lawlessness and exclusion. It must provide a level playing field for all participants. Those who prevented some persons from visiting their states in the name of politics have suddenly realised that they need the services and support of those persons.
“They are now pleading; ready to submit to all demands. Who does not know that won’t work because examples have shown that political agreements are often observed in the breach.”
The group told its members nationwide that it was still maintaining its stand against the APC “and no amount of carrots, intimidation and harassment can dissuade us in our shared commitment to rescue this democracy.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that moves by President Muhammadu Buhari and APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole temporarily slowed down the planned mass defection of members of the R-APC.
The Nation reported that meetings between Buhari, vice president Osinbajo and Oshiomhole with some influential leaders of the group may have stalled the plans.
The newspaper quoted R-APC sources as saying that peace moves of the presidency and APC leadership in the last few days have slowed things down.
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