- The SDP has said that the alliance of political parties ahead of the 2019 election is not a PDP affair
- Olu Falae said the aim for the alliance is to oust the present administration out of power
- According to Falae, the present administration has failed in its responsibility to protect lives and property of its citizens
The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Falae, has said that the coalition of 40 political parties in Nigeria should not be seen as an affair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Falae said it should be noted that the Presidential candidate could emerge from any of the political parties in or out of the joint alliance.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the party’s state congress in Akure, Ondo state, the SDP chairman said the purpose of the alliance is for a regime change.
He said the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in its responsibility to protect lives and property of its citizens.
Falae said: “It does not follow that PDP would produce joint presidential candidate. The purpose of the alliance is for regime change. This regime has been unable to protect the lives and properties of its citizens."
"If the military takes over and it can protect the lives of the citizens, it would be recognised even if it lacks legitimacy," Falae said.
"If 40 parties are together, it will be a deterrent to rigging for the APC. The joint candidate may not come from R-APC, SDP or PDP. It may come from any of the smaller political parties.
The alliance is not PDP show. We are not appendage of the PDP or any other political parties. In Senegal and Gambia they picked joint presidential candidate. In 1999, AD and APP picked a joint presidential candidate. AD was smaller than APP, yet it produced the joint ticket.
We cannot merge or absorbed by any political party. It does not follow that PDP would produce joint presidential candidate," Falae added.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a former minister of education, Tunde Adeniran, said that the candidate that will be produced by the SDP will win the 2019 presidential election.
Adeniran said the party has through consultations and research is focused on ousting the president APC-led party out of power.
He said the SDP would not tolerate impunity and other practices that negate democratic process.
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