APC, a party of dictators, says Abiola’s daughter

APC, a party of dictators, says Abiola’s daughter
September 01 13:55 2018

By Bologi M. Maikudi

Rinsola Abiola, one of the daughters of Late business mogul, MKO Abiola, has left the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party is full of dictators and is not youth-friendly.

The is happening few months after President Muhammadu Buhari honoured her father for his heroism.

The daughter of the presumed winner of the annulled 1993 presidential elections is the Special Assistant on New Media to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Ms Abiola in a series of tweets on Friday, said she had duly written to relinquish her membership to her ward chairman.

“Last year, while we – youth advocates and those of us in political parties who fall within the youth demography – were advocating for passage of the Not Too Young To Run Bill, I approached a handful of our leaders and expressed my intention to run for office if the Bill scales through.

“Thankfully, this year, Not Too Young To Run became law and young people (from 25) can now seek to occupy elective positions.”

Ms Abiola said apart from the usual issues like funding and violence, undemocratic dictates which are now viewed as the norm also pose a serious challenge in the APC.

She claimed she had been told in no unclear terms that “I must not run”, that “I should not even consider it” and that there are “consequences for disobedience”.

She however did not name those who made these ‘threats’.