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Wobbling and fumbling from a variety of problems since inauguration over a year ago, the All Progressives for Congress (APC)-led government should brace up for even bigger problems – explosion in the words of pioneer national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, who told The New Diplomat that what is currently bedevilling the party is still on the mat and yet to take off.
It would be recalled that hardly had the APC-led federal government sat down for serious business of governance that it was engulfed by leadership problem in both houses of the National Assembly. This is even as the leadership problems simmer and introducing fresh dimensions like allegation of false asset declaration by the president of the senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as well as, allegation and counter allegation of corruption involving the Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr.Yakubu Dogara, and his erstwhile political associate and former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin.
Beside the distractions from the National Assembly, the Federal Government, on its part, has had to cope with a number of issues that are capable of reducing public confidence. While many of these problems are clearly beyond its making, or inherited, some are government made. Its first budget has been enmeshed in calamity of padding. And only recently, the government has added presidential plagiarism to its list ignominies.
Despite the scale of these problems, Akande insisted that: “know there would be an explosion very shortly. It now depends on how the leadership of the government and leadership of the party are preparing themselves for the explosion that would come. It might be political; it might be corruption or whatever.Government