- How APC Will Stop PDP Rigging In 2015
What is really required is what we are going to do; mobilise people heavily. Yes, we will mobilise people heavily to defend and protect their votes and election results, which is doable. In some parts of the country at a particular time, it was there. There was a time it was done in Bauchi, there was a time it was done in Kano and the whole APC governors in the south west did it, by claiming their mandates from PDP in 2007. That’s why we have now the APC governors in the whole of the south west region with the exception of Ondo state. So, since it was done somewhere, it’s doable; it can be done; and the people and the resources are available for doing so. Therefore, I don’t think that the PDP is going to have a free and easy ride in 2015.
Actually, I think the issue of multi-party system is constitutional, and I will continue to support multi-party system, believing that out of it, strong political parties that could emerge like what we have today. It is a process that started in 1999, now it has cumulated into two big political parties; not that certainly we will not allow smaller parties to function. Even in the most advanced countries, there are smaller parties, only that because they are small, that’s why they are concerned about local or some state elections. We don’t get to hear about them. Fundamentally now, we need very strong two parties, so that if one is in power there is one in opposition, strong enough to provide alternative to the one in office. And the way the Nigeria opposition parties were going before, they were so weak to confront the federal might that a given time they had control of over 27 states, they could always manipulate, but now with the another vehicle strong enough as PDP, obviously we can see the calculation on the electoral fortune will definitely change.