Elder statesman and former Political Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor ABC Nwosu, has opened up on the possibility of the Peoples Democratic Party taking over power in 2019.
Speaking with Vanguard, Nwosu observed that Nigeria had been doing ‘very badly’ since Buhari took over and there was a need to change the government.
He said anyone who ignored the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice especially on 2019 general elections would be doing so at his or her own peril.
Obasanjo was recently quoted as saying that Nigeria will collapse if current government is reelected in 2019.
According to him, “These days Nigerians are no longer worried about whether they will be killed by joblessness, hunger and poverty, Nigerians are now more worried whether they will be killed by herdsmen, suicide bombers , kidnappers, armed militias, etc.
Speaking on the possibility of the PDP taking over power in 2019, the elder statesman said, “I do not know about takeovers but I believe that the PDP shall win the majority votes in 2019 general elections. I also believe that this would be best for Nigeria.”
On the third force being propagated by Obasanjo, his former principal, the ex minister said, “former president Obasanjo has proposed a third force that is neither PDP nor APC. In fact, his most recent comments are anti APC government as he can respectfully go.
“And all of us who have had the privilege of working with him know that one can ignore him and his advise at one’s risk, because he is a very intelligent and capable leader. I believe that his advice to Nigerians with regard to the “Third Force” is for us to stop being docile, to stop belly-aching over bad-governance or non governance and coalesce into a potent force-the third force.
“My understanding is that such a third force can only find political expression via a registered political party. I am convinced that for anybody who is not satisfied with the current trajectory of governance, the viable alternative is the PDP.”