Tinubu: APC Trying To Sell Comedy Of Gaffes To Nigerians – Oyegun’s Ex-aide Dumps Party
A former special adviser to ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, Ray Morphy has dumped the ruling party.
Announcing his resignation in a statement on Sunday, Morphy said he cannot afford to continue with the “comedy of gaffes the APC is trying to sell to Nigerians.”
According to the former APC chieftain, he was leaving the ruling party to avoid defending what he knew to be a lie.
Naija News reports that the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has recently suffered some embarrassing moments when speaking at public events.
Morphy said that public good is the last thing on the mind of the leadership of the APC whether in government or out of it.
His statement read, “I am not sorry (for leaving). I have lost many friends because they expected me to live a lie. They expected that I would condemn the APC misrule in private and hail the party in public. I do not know how to speak with a forked tongue.
“I am not sorry that I left the APC where I had made intellectual, material and financial contributions, all in a bid to help secure better governance. I realised after much effort that public good is the last thing on the mind of the leadership of the APC whether in government or out of it. Talking about public good to the APC is like talking to a stone. So I took a walk.
“I am not sorry that I did what my conscience bids me to do. I cannot support a ticket that does not take into cognisance the diversity of our country.
“I am not sorry that I happen to believe that this country needs better, indeed deserves better than the comedy of gaffes that the APC is trying to sell to Nigerians in order to further impoverish and already traumatised and despondent citizenry.
“I am not sorry because I am a seeker of what is right and true. This is what we do. We stand with the truth and part ways with those who prefer lies. We stand with the public and part ways with those who see nothing wrong with the mass sufferings of the citizenry.
“I am not sorry that I stand for what is good for our nation.”