By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – A member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Olisaemeka Akamukale, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify efforts to reduce the economic hardship in the country, lamenting that Nigerians are fast losing patience with the administration.
This was even as he alleged that about three serving ministers in President Buhari’s cabinet were saboteurs who had opposed his presidential bid even before the last general elections.
Speaking with journalists Wednesday at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja, Akamukale, who is the only APC caucus member from Delta state said, “if by 2019 the (APC) dream is cut short by Nigerians many people you see today, some who are ministers and others will go back but some of us will still remain, many people will go back and look for a new government to take position. They will tell you that they are technocrats because they have nothing to lose.”
He said, “If you really ask me, I think Nigerians are becoming impatient with us because it is now about two years into this government, so it is for Nigerians and not about me or about APC members but for Nigerians to know what this government will do to benefit them.
“I think beyond what Buhari should do to APC members; this is not about APC members, it is about Nigerians; what is the percentage of APC members? How many of us voted? The percentage of real APC members could not have made Buhari a president. So, it is actually Nigerians. So, I think the president should bring on board those who believe in the change mantra, those who yearned for change, that could assist Mr. President in delivering the dividends of democracy to the masses of this country because in the end, the people that lose or gain are Nigerians. Nigerians voted for us and there are things they are expecting from us”.