Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani has said that but for the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) as it currently stands today has been stripped of its value.
The Minister’s remarks is coming barely 24hours after the APC accused him of working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rob the party of victory in the just- concluded elections in Cross River state.
Debunking the accusation however, the Minister stated that he had never had any dealings with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that the persons pedaling falsehood against him were actually the ones distorting the party.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Pastor Usani, while displaying the results from his ward and local government, challenged the Party’s National Vice Chairman, south-south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta and others to present theirs for comparison of work done.
“When the managers of the system violate their own rules, then it means the anarchy does not allow the system to stand and then you can see what the APC is today. The President’s image is what keeps this party standing otherwise, by conduct, we have lost every value of the initial fabrication of the initial concept which brought about our party. And here, I have the privilege of speaking out because further silence in the face of falsehood would suggest that I am guilty” he said.
On his alleged suspension by the party, the Minister who said he was not aware of it, denied complacency that would have warranted the suspension in the first instance.
“I am not aware that the party has ever invited me to any meeting by any means. That I urged people not to vote for APC at any election is not true. My evidence is in the result which I produced. In each of the elections of the President, Senate and House of Representatives, I delivered the two council wards of my community with more than 4,000 votes against PDP which scored less than 1,000 votes.
“Even in 2015, I delivered similar results. The claim in this petition is a defence mechanism to placate them and divert attention from their untoward activities. Hilliard Eta, the party’s Vice Chairman South-South, won no unit in his council Ward 5 in Calabar Municipality.
“Some of these signatories subscribed to supporting the PDP Presidential Candidate and supporting their personal ambitions, which created much confusion. The selection of Abuja residents, who pose as owners of the party by gaining patronage of the National Chairman, has some shameful undercurrents that I cannot pronounce in this document.”