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SDP mulls coalition to defeat APC in 2019


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Says insecurity, poverty, unemployment worse under Buhari
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has disclosed coalition plans to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

The party spokesman, Alfa Mohammed revealed this yesterday in Abuja.

According to the party, insecurity, poverty and unemployment are worst under President Muhammad Buhari’s administration, than that of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Mohammed said the prevailing bad governance in the country had brought the coalition parties together.

He said: “It was the multiplication of political parties that sustained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for sixteen years. But the new system is a coalition of political parties.

“It happened in 2015 and, it shall repeat itself in 2019. With a united front, any non-performing government could be sent packing.”

He explained that all the indicators that led to the removal of former President Jonathan from office are now worse under the present administration.

The party lamented that there are incidents of insecurity on a larger scale in the country, as gunmen have continued to dare military operatives.

He noted that the only difference now is that there has been no bombing at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

‘In every other state, you have killings, kidnappings and bombings.  Even when the killer herdsmen were not pronounced in Jonathan’s government, they are now louder and a common place. People are being killed in dozens in Kogi, Benue Taraba, Plateau and Adamawa states.

Mohammed lamented that the situation in the country has become unbearable. He said political coalition remains the best remedy to oust the APC from power, especially as there appears to be no ray of hope anywhere.

He said: “We are united by a common situation and common enemy, which is Buhari. Nigerians are suffering and killed every day, while the majority of the youths are unemployed.

“There has been unprecedented hike in the pump prices of petroleum products, even as students across the country are unable to pay their school fees.  It is a worse a situation than the time of Jonathan.”

Muhammed disclosed that the SDP’s manifestos tallies with the principles of social democracy, adding that it is the leading advocate of a restructured Nigeria where equity, fairness and justice would remain supreme.

He stressed that the party was looking forward to seeing a Nigeria where there would be no ethnic or religious discrimination.

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