Following the defection of most politicians from People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressive Congress, APC, the second Republic governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has predicted that Nigeria would soon become a one-party state.
He made this stance known during an interview on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 where he observed that the ruling party, PDP would gradually fade away in the coming days, especially after the governorship and state House of Assembly polls.
He said, “What is happening is democratic and it is inevitable, if you take into account the way the APC emerged. Almost right from the beginning the APC was 70 per cent of PDP defectors. This practice started even before the APC.
“It was the situation with the APP after the PDP won in 1999. It is the bandwagon effect and it is happening because the APC has won the Presidency.
“What it really means is that we are now going to have a one-party state. The PDP will fade away gradually leaving the APC in the situation the PDP has been in the past 16 years.”
Musa said prior to 1999, the ruling class was going to make the PDP the only viable party in the country, but when the one-party plan failed they adopted a two-party plan, with the All Peoples Party, being second and lower party.