Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has described the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections as a strategic withdrawal as they had nothing to show the masses to win their votes.
In a radio programme ‘Face the Nation’ monitored on Rockcity FM in Abeokuta yesterday, the former governor said the party lacked the spirit to bank on the electorate because they knew they had failed.
Musa, who is the national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party, was responding to whether he had changed his opinion on the merger of the ACN, ANPP and others that produced the APC.
He said: “I didn’t criticise the merger, instead I was critical on how they can do better than the PDP because of the composition and the lack of ideology that will distinguish it from the PDP.
“But, I have not changed my opinion. I feel that what we saw after the 2015 election, what has happened is that PDP strategically withdrew and allowed the APC to take over, that’s what happened. The PDP knew that they cannot continue, they knew very well that they have failed Nigerians and cannot be returned to power and that they no longer have the facility to rig an election because they know if they want to force themselves to continue, they’ll be inviting crisis on the streets”, he said.