Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central at the upper legislative chamber, has predicted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will collapse if President Muhammadu Buhari wins the February 16 presidential election.
NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered that he said this in an interview with Premium Times, where he said: “If we don’t create a third force that will be able to stand up against the two Goliaths, we will continue to be the hostages and people are finding it difficult for smaller political parties because their own idea of politics is not about the pursuit of common goal for the good of the society but rather to profit from it.
“Nigerian political space is still being dictated and manipulated by money and monetary considerations that is why people like to listen to presidential candidates of small political parties but they don’t like to join them or vote term into office. That is why I see courage, conviction and I see Nigerians defile the convention and join smaller parties founded on higher goals.”
Sani further said that Nigerian politicians join different political parties based on their personal interests.
He said: “That is why you see people defecting. People who defect to the APC are in three categories: some to run away from the law, some to run away from the poverty of being in the opposition and some are defecting because they cannot survive outside of the circle.”
“I can tell you that if Buhari wins the 2019 elections, the PDP is finished. So many people will leave to join Buhari. If Buhari loses the 2019 elections, the APC is finished because many people will leave APC and join PDP.
“We can say that the way forward for Nigeria’s political space is to demonetise and reject the politics of money.” He added.