2019: PDP Getting Stronger Despite APC’s Blackmail – Shehu Sani
Senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani, has said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and stronger, despite the blackmail and intimidation from the ruling All Progressives Party )(APC).
The senator, who recently dumped the ruling party to join the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), following his inability to secure APC’s return ticket during the last primary elections, said leaving the APC is like leaving the Boko Haram territory.
“The difference between Boko Haram and APC is that in Boko Haram, we have Abubakar Shekau and in APC, there are so many of them,” he said.
“First of all, anybody who says things are working right is only deceiving him/herself or trying to suppress the truth that cannot be suppressed.
“There is no doubt that there are some achievements, in terms of completion of projects inherited and in the war against insurgency, but you can see for yourself that this country is more divided than before on ethno-religious lines and there is more nepotism in all ramifications.
“Also, Nigerians don’t see the present leadership in the country as a unifying figure. Rather, they see it pursuing sectional agenda.
“We have also seen a progressive decline in the sanctity of human lives and protection of fundamental rights of Nigerians under the present government.
“There is also the rising level of intolerance and tyrannical behaviours under Buhari’s regime and the complete desecration of democratic values in which the APC government has descended into.”
He added: “So, what this administration has done is such that by its conduct and character, it has lost its goodwill and by its own division and divisiveness, it has empowered and energised the opposition, including the PDP that has been out of power for the past three years.
“From 2015 to date, the APC has been on the losing end; it has lost Kwara, Benue, Sokoto and it has lost legislators in the Middle Belt and the overwhelming support it had in the Southwest. You can see how the crisis within the party has destroyed its own ranks. With all theses, the APC is already a shadow of itself. Its final end will surely come during next year’s general elections.”