The ruling All Progressives Congress says at this time it has no response to the blistering remarks by former President Olusegun Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection.
Mr. Obasanjo, in the statement Tuesday entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, said Mr. Buhari as well as his party, APC, had become a disappointment, faltering even in the major boast of his administration — anti-corruption campaign.
However, while Mr. Obasanjo’s attack on both the APC and Mr. Buhari continue to dominate the media space, the ruling party told Premium Times that it needed time to study Mr. Obasanjo’s statement to decide whether to react or not.
“The situation is that APC does not have a response at this time,” said Bolaji Abdullahi, the spokesperson for the party.
“Maybe if we are given the opportunity to study the letter more closely, we will have a response.”
Mr. Abdullahi said the party had only “relied on what is being circulated in the media.”
When told the former president accused the APC government of nepotism, corruption and incapacity to promote national integration security, Mr. Abdullahi replied: “I will not be able to react to any content of the statement until we have the opportunity to study it.”