Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is a staunch supporter of embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki has issued a note of warning to leaders of his party.
Threatening to exit the party, Baraje told Journalists in Ilorin that the issues that made him leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have started arising in APC.
“If I have to be grateful to any political party, I think, it is the PDP and if I can leave that party, then you will know that the party had gone seriously against my principles of life.
“If I can leave the PDP because of impunity, lack of respect for the rule of law, then do I want to continue in another party that way? But it has not got to that level. That is why we are sounding a note of warning that gradually some of these problems are creeping into the APC.”
The ally of Senate President Bukola Saraki said most of the problems confronting the APC were self-created.
He said the division in the party has made it lose most of the rerun elections that have been conducted since it formed government at the centre.
“Most of the distractions were created by APC itself. For instance, Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is heading an important arm of government, is not getting the necessary support from the party. We have participated in rerun elections, both at the state and national levels, and the APC has lost majority of those elections, not because of lack of popularity but because of lack of enough presence.
“Some of us,with our experience, expected the national presence of our party much more during reruns, but we do not see that happening.”
On the current situation of things in the country, he said: “I belong to the group that is not satisfied with the performance of the party… we are not happy with the performance of our party.
“I am not a prophet of doom, neither am I a political prostitute. Are you happy going to queue up for up to two to three hours? Are you happy that electricity is not functioning well and people sleep in darkness?
“What we are saying is that majority of Nigerians are not happy and we need to make them happy.”