The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has described the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as a more deadly party than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) it took power from.
This is as the party noted that Nigeria was heading towards a one-party state.
The party warned that the country was at the verge of being turned to one-party state should either the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led immediate-past government return to power in the 2019 general election.
Addressing a media briefing in Ilorin on Saturday, the interim chairman of PRP in Kwara State, Professor Mahmood Aliyu, said both APC and PDP had similar ideology and style of governance in which politicians were given freehand for cross carpeting.
He alleged that it had become a common practice in the nation’s polity for politicians to switch to any ruling party if their former party suffered defeat in an election.
Aliyu said impunity was gaining traction in the APC with disobedience to court orders that the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and the leader of an Islamic movement, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zaky Zakky be released.
His words: “The possibility of Nigeria becoming a one party state is imminent. Nigeria is at the verge of becoming a one party state as the final nail on the coffin will take place if any of the two leading political parties i.e. All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should win election at the centre in the 2019 general election.
“They share the same ideology, they have the same style of ruling (governance) and they even share members. Members move from one party to the other at will and they just want to be rotating the governance of the country between/among themselves. It has been reported severally some expressions made, of recent, by some party (APC) leaders in government to buttress the above point.
“APC is a party of deceit and a government of vengeance and compesantion in place. Since the coming into power of this government, there has been increase in impunity, corruption legalised for a group of people, selective anti-corruption war, economic recession, increase in arm banditry, kidnapping becoming a thriving business, our health care system in the worst stage.
“APC is more deadly than PDP. Look at what happened in Edo governorship election; look at the scenario that played itself out at the Ondo governorship election. Look at the way local government elections are being conducted by the various state governments”, Aliyu said.