R-APC are like hungry birds dancing at the centre of the road – Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Buba Galadima and his group as hungry birds dancing at the centre of the road with a disgruntled drummer drumming for them in the bush.
Oshiomhole disclosed this when he played host to former state chairpersons of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Friday.
He maintained that president Muhammadu Buhari would not be distracted by the antics of those who does not wish him well.
According to him, the action was a result of corruption fighting back. He noted that president Buhari’s resolves to fight corruption has elicited a counter force and that force has find attraction in some people.
“We listened to Buba Galadima. It is as if a very hungry bird is dancing at the centre of the road and a disgruntled drummer not far away in the bush is drumming for him.” he said
“But this is not to say that we are not aware that there are challenges here and there, but anything about APC is considered more much more than the sum total of all the challenges we have in many of the states. And by the special grace of God we shall overcome them and we are already overcoming them.
“I am very confident that we can afford to ignore Buba Galadima.
“We have been meeting with various individuals and groups who we believe really have genuine concerns on certain matters and we are making progress. But when we see people who don’t mean well, there are a lot of idle people who don’t have any other thing to do and once they don’t have access to national honey pot, then they begin to complain.
“For me, there is no cause for alarm, nobody should panic over one Baba Galadima, whose group, I believe, cannot define us in the next election in 2019.
“Nigerians are wiser, they know that corruption is fighting back, they also know that President Buhari’s resolve to fight corruption must elicit a counter force and that force must find attraction in some people.
“But like we have rightly said, we should not be distracted and we encourage the president not to be distracted, he must remain focused and sustain the fight and I believe the rebellion will be crushed using the superior power of argument, persuading our people not to forget in a hurry where we are coming from.” he added.