Makarfi blasts APC over alleged intolerance, unpreparedness for governance

Ahmed Makarfi

Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of allegedly suppressing opposition, saying the act portrays it as being unprepared for the business of governance.

Speaking on the socio-economic problems confronting the nation, he claimed that the standard of living had declined greatly, adding: “We have learnt our lesson today and we would ensure that we wrestle power back from APC come 2019.”

He decried the deployment of security agents to halt a meeting of his faction following the recent ruling by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal on the party’s lingering leadership crisis.

In a chat with The Guardian at the weekend, Makarfi said: “You see, the APC came on board unprepared to capture power. We have been in government, of course we made our mistakes, but we have learnt our lesson. We are no beginners. We will take off from where we left, but not making the mistakes that we made. So, we are prepared.”

He alleged that his rival, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, was being used by a powerful block from the outside to destroy the PDP.

But Makarfi was quick to point out that party stalwarts were resolute to put the political grouping on the path of progress again.

He went on: “You see, Sheriff is not even in control of himself. Of course, he may have his own agenda. We have heard that he planned to zone the chairmanship to South South so that he hands over to somebody from Delta State. We have heard that he plans to zone the secretary position to North East, particularly Yobe and gives other key offices to certain states so that nobody fights for those offices, all with the intention to return him as presidential candidate come 2019.”

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