The All Progressives Congress ruling party has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter, saying it remains the best option for Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, APC disagreed with some of the issues raised by Obasanjo.
The party’s National Working Committee met in Abuja on Wednesday where members deliberated on Obasanjo’s letter.
Obasanjo had carpeted APC in his letter and advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for the second term in 2019 election but urged him to go back home and rest.
APC rejected Obasanjo’s call for a new Coalition for Nigeria Movement, adding that it remained the best option.
It also reeled out its achievement, saying that Obasanjo might not have seen all the government’s achievements because of his busy schedule.
The statement partly read, “As a father of the nation, we understand that the former President would feel obliged to intervene if certain things are not being done in a particular way”.
APC said that as a new party, it accepted that there were challenges but instead of Obasanjo throwing his weight behind any new movement, there are 72 other registered political parties that Nigerians could join to help the development of the country.
To APC, democracy is young in Nigeria and Obasanjo himself can attest to this since he is one of the leaders that have stabilized the system since 1999.