The erstwhile national publicity secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has warned that the alleged plot to stealthily foist a one-party system on Nigeria would lead to anarchy.
Eze was responding to comments attributed to APC National Chair, Umar Ganduje, where the former Kano Governor was quoted as saying: “We work day and night to visualise Kano as a one-party state. If Kano is converted to a one-party state it means we can decide for Nigeria and its leadership.”
In a statement made available to the media, Eze, an APC chieftain, said should the plot to cause one political party in Nigeria to succeed, the country may lose everything remaining of its sovereignty as the scheme will mark the formal collapse of democracy.
He said it is unfortunate that Nigeria has degenerated to a state where those that are opportune to be in power will like to stay there as long as possible not minding the consequences on the general welfare of those that they govern.
According to him: “Ganduje is not the first person of his stature to voice such imperial sentiments. Sixteen years ago, the then National Chairman of the PDP, the late Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, boasted that his party would keep national power for 60 years.
“It was the stand of the likes of Ogbulafor that forced some of us patriotic Nigerians to meet and exiled PDP from governance and, unfortunately, the party that we struggled to install is hatching a similar mentality.”
Such a move, Eze said, will be unfair to those that risked their lives to install APC with the hope of giving Nigeria and Nigerians not only a proper progressive political party but a party that will rescue the country from the challenges of poverty and insecurity.
“Humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn’t have all the answers; recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery, ” he stated.