The APC Professionals Council has reacted to a planned coalition by the opposition parties ahead of 2027 general elections to unseat the governing APC, saying such coalition is dead on arrival.
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar who was the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 election had indicated interest to lead a coalition of other political parties to dislodge APC in 2027.
Reacting to the development at a conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State to review the outcome of 2023 general elections, the National Director General of APC Professionals Council, Amb. Seyi Bamigbade described the planned coalition as laughable, saying the former vice president has been routinely rejected by Nigerian voters severally and will do no magic that will make him a sellable product before the Nigerian masses.
He urged the former vice president to instead focus on having a happy retirement from the stage, as he would clock over 80 before the next election.
He Insists that no amount of coalition will up stage the Bola Tinubu-led administration in the next election as Nigerians have freely given him their mandate to lead, as assignment Amb. Bamigbade insists the President is carrying out with commitment and focus.
“By now, we believe the former Vice president should be taking a deserving rest, having tried his best in the stage. He is not destined to lead the country and Nigerians have affirmed that, when they rejected him in 2007, 2011, 2019 and 2023.
“His planned coalition will wield no magic wand. In fact, it is dead on arrival as the Nigerian people will still reject him again and again.
“We will rather advise the former vice president to prepare to retire to his Dubai second home and enjoy his old age as he will be clocking well over 80 by 2027”, he stated.