Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun state has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a danger to democracy and constitutional rule owing to the party’s lack of respect for Nigerians and disdain for rule of law.
Oyinlola, a former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was giving an assessment of both parties also cast aspersions on APC’s anti-corruption war, saying a sinner becomes a saint the moment he decamps from his party and joins the APC.
He said: “I have been in both parties and I can say categorically that the APC is a much more disciplined party. The followership listens and respects the leadership”.
“But that is where it ends. APC has a very scant regard and respect for the public and for public opinion. It also has a disdain for the law. That makes it a danger to democracy and constitutional rule”.
The PDP, I can say lacks discipline among its members but it is a party that fears what the people may say if it misbehaves.
“That is why you could see it trying its own members for breaking the law. With APC, a sinner becomes a saint the moment he joins them.”
Oyinlola also lauded Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde’s efforts in repositioning the South-West chapter of the party, saying the governor the party the right leadership as the South-West leader.
“Governor Seyi Makinde has done excellently well in uniting the party and repositioning it for immediate and future success. He is giving it the right unbiased leadership.”