National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that Nigeria was almost slipped into a one-party country under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Edo State governor made the claim in an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 which aired on Monday.
He said; “PDP almost succeeded in turning Nigeria into a one-party state.
“If you wanted to be politically involved and active, and you wanted to seek election regardless of your individual views and conviction, the only business in town was to join PDP.”
Oshiomhole accused one of the former PDP administrations of working to neutralise the opposition at that time.
He claimed that the government at that time coopted the leadership of the opposition.
The APC chairman said some members of the then opposition were appointed as special advisers to the president, stressing that “Nigeria effectively became a one-party state.”