Senator Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, has described the reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, a '419' group.
He dismissed the group saying it did not pose any threat to the chances of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 elections. He said many of the members who had formed the R-APC could not go to their constituencies as they were not welcome. He said Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, was the leader of the group.
“The issue of threat doesn’t arise. I don’t feel it in my body. I have been in politics, if I am modest, may at least be forty years. I have contested elections and never lost.
“I have operated at the local government level; I have operated at national assembly level; I have been governor in this country; I have been secretary of the board of trustees of PDP and I am a second term senator today. I have seen enough in Nigeria’s politics far and from what I have seen the indicators are we are dealing with 419ners, I call them 419ners; I don’t hide it.
“How many of them can go to their constituency? I don’t call them Abuja politicians because they don’t deserve that accolade. These are just 419. These are guys who go from place to place. The truth is that if Saraki and the rest of them genuinely feel aggrieved and want to go, out let them go out there.
“Three weeks after the convention, we are hearing that some riff-raff have formed something called RAPC.”
Adamu blasted Saraki saying he was an ingrate and had formed a breakaway group even after benefiting immensely from APC.
“He (Saraki) has benefited more than any single new PDP person and he seems to be the arrow head of this resistance of betrayal,” he said.