THE Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr Samson Osagie, yesterday, said those blaming Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over their exit from the All Progressives Congress, APC, were people who are lily livered in playing opposition politics in Nigeria according to a Vanguard report.
Osagie, representing Uhumwonde/Orhiomwon federal constituency, Edo State, was reacting to the comments by Chief Tom Ikimi, who resigned from APC Wednesday, after citing alleged dictatorial tendencies of Tinubu in the party.
Osagie said: “I have observed with great dismay that some so called political heavy weights who shouted on top of their voices to clamour for change in the nation’s political landscape are the ones who are quick to decamp ones their immediate interest is not met. They are the once who will quickly blame Tinubu of having overbearing influence in the running of the APC and I ask how?
“Unlike the Jagaban (Tinubu) these persons have no record of staying outside the comfort zone to remain consistent in opposition party for long and this attitude worries us the younger generation of politicians so greatly. Some of our self acclaimed leaders should learn to live by certain guiding principles and bequeath to generations coming behind a political tradition that instill confidence rather than jump ship once an ambition is not meant.
“Like or hate Asiwaju, he has remained very consistent with opposition politics since 1999 even with all the might of the Federal Government, which sought to forcefully coerced the whole of South West into the ruling party at the federal level. But he remained dogged and fought back, today at least four out of the six states in the zone are firmly in the grip of the opposition party.”