According to Senator Victor Lar (Plateau South, PDP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would remain in power at the centre and in most states beyond the 2015 general elections as there is still no viable alternative to the party despite the crisis rocking the party and the formation of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senator Lar, who was speaking with reporters in Jos yesterday, stated that other parties had their own crisis and that high-profile names in APC would not necessarily translate into victory for the opposition party come 2015.
“I have been writing manifestoes, campaigning and standing for elections for 31 years now, having started as a student union leader as far back as 1982. I know indices that account for victory. I can tell you that there is still no viable replacement for PDP. There is no party that does not have crisis; in fact, if you get to find out what is happening in other parties, you will find out that it is even worse. PDP will even get more states from the opposition in 2015 than it did in 2011,” Lar declared.
On the viability of the APC, he said, “APC is not the only opposition party now and will not be so in 2015; and let us not emphasis the personalities in APC because they would not necessarily mean more votes when the elections come up.”