The Action Group of the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has decried the actions of those ganging up to fight the National Leader of the party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying those of them who joined the group after benefiting immensely from the political sagacity and financial support of Tinubu would surely live to regret their acts of indiscipline, insubordination and attempt at destroying the ladder that took them to the top.
In a release signed by its spokesperson, Segun Dipe, the group observed that some elements who believed that they could maintain their popularity only by denigrating Tinubu kept on telling lies against him.
“These conspirators are filled with venom and they consist of too many craven and irresponsible politicians who are nothing more than the lap dogs for those oil barons, financial offenders and other mafias guilty of keeping us down after having brought us to the state of forlorn hope.”
“We are all advocates of change, we worked very hard to attain it, and they also joined us to chant and chorus “APC…CHANGE.” Yet deep down in their hearts, they did not want a change from the status quo. Rather they are only after a change that will improve their fortune and betray their benefactors. They aspire to collaborate with our oppressors and leave us alone in our state of poverty. Nothing will change as long as these ones betray our collective aspirations and bite the fingers that feed them.”
According to APC AG, to undermine Tinubu’s role in the struggle for change and now backstab him after using him to effect the change that we all so much desired in the country is to want to put our progress in Nigeria in a reverse gear.
Nigerians who agitated for the change and made great sacrifice to get it will for sure be the losers for it.
Dipe recalled that the history of Nigeria was replete with such act of betrayal and its attendant repercussions.
He likened Tinubu to Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory who was betrayed and conspired against, forcing things to tend towards chaos. But Awolowo wriggled out of the crisis on several occasions while his betrayers sank deep in the pit they dug for him, he eventually nicknamed himself Eebudola.
Momentum seems to be on the side of those who are betraying Tinubu to get into the hearts of those with the blood money to spend right now, but it will soon time out.
The June 9 National Assembly executive elections have pointed to the fact that there was a coup against Tinubu, Buhari and all that the change was meant to herald for us in Nigeria by those who bled our economy to the present state and would still want to retain a front burner position. Why are we missing it so quickly? APC AG asked.
At some point in time we as a people will have to reckon with the fact that this type of betrayal of trust should not happen among progressive people.
We should know that the politics of survival as being practiced in Nigeria today would foreclose being straight and being committed to a righteous course, which we are advocating.
It would therefore be wrong for us not to acknowledge that it is the slowest and longest route to our Promised Land.
The bottom line is that except those of us who are still sane enough to have our eyes on the goal do everything within our reach to disallow the backstabbers and betrayers of our collective struggle from getting away with their game of survival at the cost of our collective will, we will reach a period when we would start to realize that everything we had hoped for and dreamed of when we started to agitate for change might not come to fruition.
However, we take solace in the fact that public opinion is already drifting away from backing the conspirators, while, like Teflon, none of their maligning can stick on Tinubu and the change we collectively laboured for will eventually happen.