he ruling All Progressives Congress, APC may soon be tamed and reduced to the minority party should what the National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, Mr. Alfa Mohammed said is reliable.
Mohammed, in a recent interview with Punch Newspaper, revealed that not less than 35 Senators; both from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the APC have perfected plans to defect to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Also among the those said to have resolved to join the SDP are 3 Governors from PDP and 2 from the APC.
In his words; the SDP spokesman, Mohammed said the reemergence of SPD as an alternative platform was due to bad governance and failure proved by the two major parties.
“…there is a leadership vacuum created by the two bigger parties – the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress – as a result of bad governance. That led to a situation where Nigerians were disillusioned and the search for an alternative platform commenced. So, like-minded Nigerians from the political class and the civil society organisations came together and began the search for a new political platform that is credible and capable of ushering in a credible government that will implement the people’s programme.”
“It is a fact that five governors and 35 senators have been meeting and they have endorsed this coming together. They are strongly behind it and it does not end there; others will also begin to join as soon as the time permits, he said as quoted from Punch Newspaper.
On the party composition of the intended defectors, Mohemmed said; “For the first time, let me make it a bit clear: For the governors, three are from the PDP and two are from the APC. That is the most I can say. I have not mentioned this to any correspondent. For the senators, they are mixed and, as of this morning, our contacts in the National Assembly informed me that people have signified their interest and they have advised on what we should do again. By the time we finish all the arrangements, I assure you that the SDP will become the majority in the National Assembly before the election, and I am sure of what I am telling you. It is the truth.”
“People have come to discover that there is the need for a third force. The PDP has disappointed Nigerians and Nigerians. In the quest for a change, they went for the APC, believing that it would be the messiah they were waiting for. Regrettably, the PDP was like Egypt, where the Jews were enslaved. And it was like the APC took Nigerians to the wilderness and abandoned them. So, Nigerians now are at a crossroads, whether to go back to slavery or remain in the wilderness.. The SDP is therefore the vehicle that will drive Nigerians to the Promised Land, insha’Allah.”