- The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, says it will be difficult for a new party to spring up and win election
- Lasun Yusuf says political parties don’t just spring up overnight
The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, has said politicians planning to form mega party with a view of displacing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are deceiving themselves.
According to Daily Post, Lasun Yusuf who made the statement during the presentation of tractors to the Osun state chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria recently said it will be difficult for a new party to spring up and win election.
He said: “Whoever is trying to divide the APC in a manner that will suggest that another bigger party can come and win election is just deceiving himself. I am a politician, I have been in politics for the past 33 years, I know what it takes to build a party and I know that political parties don’t just spring up overnight."
"APC is made up of ACN, CPC ANPP and a little bit of APGA. Those parties had history before the APC was consummated. So, APC is new in name but it is populated by older politicians who have been around for long.
“But anybody forming a mega party now or call it any party, I don’t think they will have that ability to muzzle anybody out of the system. We know ourselves.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose has been accused of fraud by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state.
The state's chapter of the APC, condemned Fayose for allegedly diverting the recent bailout of N8.8 billion meant for the payment of backlog of workers’ salaries and pensioners’ allowances in Ekiti.
According to The Vanguard, the party also took a swipe at labour leaders in the state over alleged connivance with the governor in his misapplication of the state’s funds as workers suffer unpaid salaries and allowances, while union leaders looked the other way in “an unholy romance with the governor for personal gains.”