The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has been advised against making the same error as the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The former Rivers State Governor spoke with media at the APC National Convention in Abuja on Saturday, revealing that the other five contenders for the party’s Chairmanship position stood down in favor of Abdullahi Adamu, believing he was the finest candidate to lead the party at this time.
Amaechi claimed that his old political party, the PDP, had no idea that they would be in opposition today, believing that no matter what happened, they would remain in power indefinitely.
He warned that this is one big mistake APC must avoid in order not to land in the opposition too, accusing the PDP of having refused to listen to Nigerians.
On why the other candidates stepped down for Adamu, Amaechi said, “They seem to have agreed that Abdullahi, I won’t say is better, but is first among equals.
“They have agreed he will be the best Chairman for now that would lead the party in confronting the opposition. You know it’s good to hear that PDP is in opposition. They never knew they’ll be opposition. That’s the reality of party politics.
“The APC too must be prepared to make sure we’re not In the opposition like PDP. PDP never assumed they’ll be in opposition.
“They believed that no matter what happened they’ll be in power forever. And unfortunate for them, they were not listening to Nigerians.
“But as a party, APC is listening, we’re hearing, we know they’re complaining and the President is addressing those complaints so that things will change.”