A former National Interim Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has said that his party will resolve the lingering political crisis, threatening the chances of his party winning this year’s gubernatorial election.
According to Akande, a former Osun State Governor, the situation in Edo has not gone beyond irredeemable, assuring that his party is capable of managing all its internal crisis, including the feud in its Edo chapter.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has been in a running duel with his predecessor and the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole over the control of the party structure in the state ahead of the state’s standalone election later in 2020.
Akande, while speaking with journalists on Thursday at his country home, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, as part of activities marking his 81st birthday anniversary, said that the political crisis in Edo State would soon fizzle out and the party would come out of it stronger.
The APC leader, who lamented that corruption has become an endemic national problem, noted that President Muhammad Buhari might not have appreciated the enormity of the challenge when he started to wage war against the menace in the society.
The elder statesman, said he did not envy Buhari in the task of fighting corruption in the country, urging Nigerians to support the current administration in its effort to grow the nation’s economy.
“When President Buhari came up with his policy to fight against corruption, perhaps he might not know the likely attendant consequences. But I’m sure he is perspiring seriously without people knowing it because corruption is already fighting back.”
He, however, urged Nigerians not to leave the battle against corruption to the current administration alone but to shun graft and other corrupt tendencies to put the nation on a path of growth and development. He hinted that he had already commenced discussion on the South-West security network, otherwise known as Amotekun, with Yoruba elders, saying he would refrain from giving details in the media.