The ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is in crises because it is threatened by the growing prospects of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau has said.
The PDP has been enmeshed in a series of crises that has seen two if its governors suspended; with one recalled while the national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, narrowly escaped being removed by aggrieved members of the party.
But Shekarau, who was the Presidential flag-bearer of the All Nigeria Peoples’ Party (ANPP) in the 2011 general elections, said the PDP’s recent “fumbling and poor handling of its crises” was a clear indication that it was scared of the APC ahead of 2015.
Describing the PDP as a “collection of the incompatibles”, Shekarau said the crises bedeviling the ruling party could be a blessing in disguise for Nigeria, stressing that the APC was a credible alternative to the PDP that would lead Nigeria in the right direction to the right place.
The former governor opened the doors of the APC to aggrieved members of the PDP and restated the commitment of the opposition’s leadership to make all the necessary sacrifices for the betterment of the country.
“I can assure you that no personal ambition is going to be a threat to APC’s aims and targets”, he said, pointing out that the major focus of the party was how to satisfy conditions for its formal registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.