Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani has lamented the way his ruling All Progressives Congress APC is being run, saying were it not for the image of President Muhammadu Buhari, the party would have since disintegrated.
When the managers of the system violate their own rules, then it means the anarchy does not allow the institution to stand and then you can see what the APC is today. The President’s image is what keeps standing as if there is a form of party otherwise, by conduct, we have lost every value of the fabrication of the initial concept which brought honour to our party. And here, I have the privilege of speaking out because further silence in the face of the falsehood in the market would suggest that I am guilty”, he declared.
The minister was speaking Tuesday in Abuja in reaction to allegations of anti-party activities by the National Vice Chairman of the APC in the South south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta as well as his reported suspension from the party by its national leadership. “I am not on suspension. My ward chairman said I am his member. My ward secretary said my membership is intact. Did I register here in Abuja? So, how could they have suspended me in Abuja?”, he queried.
The minister who was flanked by the state chairman of the party, Hon. Etim John and other officials said the allegations against him were not new. “Those allegations are not strange to me. First, the background to these allegations derive from the facts I am going to lay before you which are all verifiable and can be crosschecked. From 1999 to 2015, I have never had a reason to dine with the PDP. It was a political fallow season. If you talk to Cross River people, they know us by character. When I had a political fallow season, if I did not accept overtures from the PDP, why would I do so now that I am a minister, is it to become president? This is blackmail intended to defame my reputation