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2027: El-Rufai’s planned mega party can’t stop Tinubu — APC chieftain

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Mr Yekini Nabena, a former top official of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said there is no mega party or coalition that has the capacity to remove President Bola Tinubu from office in 2027.

The former spokesman of the ruling party, dismissed the chances of a planned mega party linked to ex-Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai in a statement on Tuesday.

He said if former President Muhammadu Buhari could complete his 8-years tenure, Mr Tinubu would have an easy ride in the next presidential poll.

There have been talks of mergers and mega party among the opposition parties and some prominent members of the APC in recent times.

But Nabena expressed optimism that “the 2027 presidential election will come and go, but the President will remain in the South, and President Bola Tinubu, by God’s grace, will continue his good job.”

According to Nabena, the South and the North must support Tinubu to succeed in his Renewed Hope Agenda because the country belongs to all Nigerians.

The statement said, “If former President Muhammadu Buhari could complete his eight years in office, by the grace of God Almighty, the incumbent President Bola Tinubu will do the same, not even the talk of a megaparty or merger can stop him. The South must also complete the eight-year political arrangement, and President Bola Tinubu will do that for the South.

“The South will not fight each other again for other region to benefit, the era of division in the Southen Nigeria is gone for good. The Almighty God will perfect President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s health and grant him wisdom to take the country to the promised land.

“The same goes to the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, by God’s grace, he will also complete his term as the Chairman of the National Assembly in ground style, no threat, no blackmail, or political machination will do otherwise.

“It must be placed on record that we Nigerians from the South are satisfied with the level of representation we are getting from our distinguished representatives in the National Assembly and we have passed a vote of confidence on them for standing tall.”

While reacting to the recent move by some prominent APC leaders hobnobbing with some opposition figures to float a mega party or form a merger, Nabena said, “Again, we must also tell the plotters of mega party and those ones thinking of merger that we are not afraid of any.

“The 2027 presidential election will come and go but the President will remain in the South and President Bola Tinubu, by God’s grace, will continue his good job. I so much hopeful that even before the next election, the results of the ongoing reforms will be evidenced even to the blind, and those plotting mega party or merger will not have option than to accept defeat before the election.

“For now, former governor Nasir El-rufai can go ahead with his idea of mega party but we are also waiting for them. A state Malam El-rufai left as a governor less than a year ago can no longer pay salaries. So, some of this remarkable marks shall speak against them at the appropriate time but I think the time has come for the evil ones to be exposed and I believe the Almighty God will expose them more and He will fight our fight and definitely victory shall be ours.”

 

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