Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Tanko Yakassai, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement to newsmen, the elder statesman said the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole has no powers to “make” members of the party win any electoral positions.
He said it was only Buhari that can decide the rising of members of APC across the country and not Oshiomhole.
“Oshiomhole as the APC National Chairman, cannot make you even a member of the State House of Assembly.
“He has only the name of National Chairman. He has no powers, he s empty, the partymen know that their party leaders are empty.
“But, if Buhari says you should be this or that, automatically, you will be so, and this also applies to states where the state governors also call the shots,” Yakassai said.
The PRP BoT Chairman also called for the return of powers of political parties to members of the party.
He noted that there is a lack of respect accorded to leaders of various political parties in the country.
“Powers of political parties must be returned to the members of the party.
“You cannot rise to the position of even a messenger in a political party at the state or national level without the blessings or nod of your governor or the president,” he said.