by Segun Odeleye
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is still on a busy stretch which is expected to intensify as the nation draws closer to the next general elections. The party is doing all it can to ensure that unlike in the past, it does not wait until just few months to the elections before it starts mobilising.
On Saturday, the national leadership of the party was in Abeokuta where they met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo. On Monday, they were in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, where they organised a massive rally.
Party leaders like Bisi Akande, the national chairman; Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, both national leaders were joined by the Rivers governor, Rotimi Amaechi, in calling Rivers people to join the APC “broom revolution.”
In speech after speech, the party leaders thanked Rivers people for coming into the APC fold.
Tinubu made an animated speech, telling Rivers people what to expect from the broom revolution – to “sweep away the cobwebs of deceit, to sweep away corruption,” amongst others.
He said: “If a president is just still writing about the evaluation of basic necessity of water project for Rivers State people, tell him shame.”
General Buhari assured the people that the APC was about securing the country and managing it properly and the way they intend to achieve this is by getting a stronger representation in the states and at the National Assembly.
Gov. Chibuike Amaechi asked Rivers people to be ready to make sacrifices to defeat the PDP in the next elections. He said in order to use a broom one has to bend down and “suffer” for some time, but the end result is that the house will be clean. He said that even though he also desired a South-South president, if the president is not delivering, then “he would be swept away.”