APC Will Soon fall Apart: Makarfi

by on October 16, 2017

The immediate future of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Party is bleak, the leader of the leading opposition party in the country said on Sunday.

“We have said it before and we stand behind what we said earlier. The APC is an alliance of strange bedfellows,” said Ahmed Makarfi, the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.

“We don’t see it lasting as a political party.”

Main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari speaks after casting his vote at a polling station in the 'Gidan Niyam Sakin Yara A ward' at Daura in Katsina State on March 28, 2015. Voting began in Nigeria's general election but delays were reported countrywide because of technical problems in accrediting electors. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)


The Ruling APC has been in Power since 2015, and had toppled the incumbent PDP in the general elections. The APC also controls the majority in both the Upper and Lower houses of the National Assembly.

The incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, is also expected to run for re-election come 2019, even though some voices within his party may be unwilling to see him run again.

But Makarfi, who has been a member of the PDP since its formation, insisted the APC was hurriedly formed and would soon fall apart.

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He said the PDP was ready to depose the APC in 2019, noting that his party had put its “teething problems” behind it. The ruling party, he said, had become unpopular with Nigerians.

“We are more than ready. If we are ready to go to polls today, we are confident that PDP will return elected,” Makarfi said.

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