Senator Abe Speaks On PDP, R-APC Coalition
National Chairman of the PDP Uche Secondus

Senator Magnus Abe has said the coalition formed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and over 30 other parties will not unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that the coalition was formed early on this week but the Rivers South East lawmaker said the move is an imitation of what the APC did ahead the 2015 poll.

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“What is happening now is a very poor imitation of what we did to the PDP during the last elections,” he told Channels TV on Wednesday.

“It’s just people trying to imitate what has happened before without knowing that the circumstances and environment have changed dramatically, and what worked at that time is not necessarily what will work now.”

He added that, “When we left (the PDP), we walked out of the convention with governors, with senators, and we shook the party from its very foundation; nothing like that has happened here.

“In this new movement that you are seeing here, I didn’t see any selling governor seated in that hall. You have 40 political parties – some of these parties don’t even have a councillor, some don’t even have offices and what is the impact of that?”

Furthermore, he noted that, “What I would say is that clearly in the All Progressives Congress, mistakes have been made within the party … but the emergence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has given hope that some of these issues can and will be addressed.”