Senator Alex Kadiri who represented Kogi East at the Senate from 1999 -2003, and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the leadership of the party against putting their fingers in the eye of the judiciary with the believe that they are the ruling party.
Speaking against the backdrop of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the Jegede Verses Akeredolu which the party won by a narrow margin he said it is high time the party puts its house in other by desisting from doing the wrong things.
He blame the docility of members of the party for the crossroads the party has found itself saying that for President Buhari to singlehandedly appoint the caretaker committee without any impute from any party organ is in itself Anti Party.
On his reaction to the decision of the Supreme Court that said caretaker leadership of APC is in error he said, that Jegede did not join Mai-Buni is the party’s saving grace.
“If he had joined him that is where the trouble would have started for the APC that tells you one story that even senior advocates do not tidy their own cases properly. Jegede as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria did not tidy his case up properly.
“Jegede should have known that he ought to have joined Buni. That lacuna was there and that is why he lost.
“I have granted press interviews, my views are well known, on Tuesday last week with my ill health something took me to the national secretariat of the APC, I had to climb to the third floor to meet with the National Secretary John James Akpanudoedehe because he is somebody I know, his house is close to mine at Maitama, he said I should wait and meet him in the House, I said, no, I will meet you in the office for an official discussion.
“It is all about this Caretaker Committee, Buhari just sat in his office and appointed you people, no party organ was involved in making the caretaker committee come into existence. That is in itself Anti Party. “Adams Oshiomhole was not good yes, but the way you came, in this country we just swallow anything. Since it is the President that said it, we all kept quiet.
“How can Buni be Chairman of APC and be Governor of Yobe State? When it is in the constitution of our party that a Governor cannot hold two executive positions. If this matter is pursued to the end all those elected during Buni’ caretaker-ship their election would be declared null and void.
“I am surprised that the judges of the Supreme Court had 4 to 3, I don’t know what the four were thinking. They will probably be saying ‘If I deliver this judgment the President would be upset. That is the problem with the blackman, the problem of Nigerian and Africa.
“The contraption called APC Caretaker Committee is illegal. The National secretary is not holding any position so he may not be affected.
“APC is my party and we keep doing the wrong thing.”
He said there is no APC in Niger, Zamfara and Kogi States.
He said the Zamfara Governor cannot win any person for APC, as the original APC members are saying they don’t want him that he is a nobody in their State.
“So Zamfara,Kogi, Niger. Look at what is going on in Imo. Are you counting these States as part of the States held by APC?
On those jumping the boat from PDP to APC he said, they are do so to seek protection
“They know that those who left before to join APC all their sins have been forgotten. Orji Uzor Kalu went to prison he was Brought back, the court struck out his case he is back in the Senate as the chief whip.
“You see the trouble in this country? Akpabio won election as PDP because Attah made sure the thing shifted from Ibibio to him in Ikot Ekpene. He was Governor for 8 years.
“He was receiving the largest allocation from the Federation account most part of that money is in his pocket. Then he comes, join APC and they made him Minister of Niger Delta. If he did not join APC by now he should have been like Joshua Dariye.”
On the way forward for APC he said, they have to clean their House.
“You cannot be going around with soiled mouth and hoping that people will not talk?”