A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae, has commended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, R-APC and 38 other political parties.

R-APC, a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday signed a memorandum with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other parties ahead of the general elections.

The main objective of the agreement is to defeat President Muammadu Buhari in 2019.

Falae, lamenting the “gross incompetence” of the APC-led government, advised all parties to the alliance to support not only a sole presidential candidate, but sole governorship, senatorial as well as House of Representatives’ candidates across all states of the federation.

He said, “All our votes must go to the presidential candidate and to the governorship, senatorial and House of Representatives’ candidates in every state of the federation.

“It is not sufficient to produce the President alone because if we have a President who does not have majority of seats in parliament, there will be a challenge as to what the President would be able to do.”

Likewise, the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, who spoke to the gathering through the telephone, said he was happy that the process that would send “Buhari away has commenced.”

According to him “The Federal Government was using security agencies to intimidate members of his party and supporters ahead of the Saturday governorship election in the state.”


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