APC Crisis Deepens, Kawu Baraje Says President Buhari Is Being Fed With Lies

Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says some members of the ruling party have been feeding President Muhammadu Buhari with lies, advising the president to strengthen his network of information.

In his response to the letter which Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the APC, wrote on Monday, Baraje expressed disappointment, warning Akande to guide his utterances in order not to fan the embers of discord.

In the letter, Akande alleged that the rebellion in the senate is being viewed in the south-west as a northern conspiracy against the Yoruba.

Baraje, former acting chairman of the PDP, who led five governors from the former ruling party to APC, denied the allegation, saying he is being targeted for challenging the overbearing position of “Akande and co”.

Akande and co believe that they have exclusive right to determine who occupies what position in today’s Nigeria and whoever tries to challenge their position must be subjected to savage attack in the media. That tactic is definitely undemocratic,” he said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

“My worry has been that President Buhari is being fed with lies and stories that are dangerous to the polity. My fears have now been confirmed with Akande’s statement.


“….After the elections, which saw the APC to victory all round, a meeting was reported to have been held by certain old and new-PDP leaders in Alhaji Kawu Baraje’s house at Abuja to review what should be their share in this new Buhari’s government and resolved to seek collaboration with the PDP with a view to hi-jacking the National Assembly and, having got rid of Goodluck Jonathan, with an ultimate aim of resuscitating the PDP as their future political platform.

“Unknown to most APC members, while Senator Bukola Saraki was being adopted as the candidate for Senate President by certain old and new-PDP tendencies, the theory was being propagated that, like in most presidential democracies, the APC minority leaders in the old National Assembly (i.e. George Akume for the Senate and Femi Gbajabiamila for the House of Representatives) should automatically become Senate President and Speaker respectively, now that APC has the majority…”