24th June, 2011
House of Representatives candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in Lagos, Otunba Niyi Raheem, has returned to the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. He left the party for the CPC in his quest to realise his National Assembly ambition in the last general election.
Reacting to his return to the ACN, the state Pubicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said he is welcome back home.
He added that he must show remorse and convince the party that he will not decamp again next time if he does not get what he wants from the party.
In ACN, Igbokwe continued, â€œwe donâ€™t throw people away because throwing people away means throwing hope away.
â€œOur door is always open to the people who are of progressive mind, that can move the party forward,â€ he said.
Otunba Raheem, who aspired to represent Agege Federal Constituency at the National Assembly told Political Platform in his campaign office that the leadership quality of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is too irresistible for him to quit the party.
According to him, his crossing over to the CPC to realise his ambition was borne out of his desire to serve his people, adding that it was never to slight Asiwaju Tinubu but to emulate his love for service to humanity.
While expressing optimism that he would be absorbed back into the party, he said chasing back a sturborn child towards a rampaging lion is never in Tinubuâ€™s political lexicon.
â€œWe know him as a caring father, whose love for having more children is highly insatiable,â€ he said.
When asked whether he has met Tinubu to iron out things, Raheem, who declined to make a categorical statement, stated that what transpired between a father and his son behind closed is not for the pages of newspapers.