A presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress, Tunde Bakare, says only a merger between Rabiu Kwankwaso and Peter Obi would have been the only route to defeat the two major parties in the coming election.
This is as he insisted that the New Nigerian Peoples Party candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Labour party’s Peter Obi will not make much impact in the general election.
“Imagine if Obi and Kwankwaso had put their differences aside and they forge a team that could be an alternative to these men of wealth, men of experience, who have been there all along, they would have been able to shake the system better than they are now doing as individuals running their race,” Bakare said.
“They would have shaken the two frontline parties if they had put their houses together but right now, I do not see how much impact they would have in the election.”
Speaking on why he remains in APC after the administrative failure of President Muhammadu Buhari, Bakare said the best place to make changes is from within the status quo.
“We can remain on the vanguard of critics or what we call social activism, which I have fully participated in. In order for God to save mankind, he became man, if you are not part of them, you cannot make a change. You will be outside criticising those who are inside,” he said.
“It is better to stay in there and make a difference and you can maintain it without contamination. I have heard everything you said about the backwardness you think we have experienced under the APC government but truth be told they also inherited some of these problems from 16 years of misrule of PDP, and they have done their best to improve in certain areas.
“Whoever is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari, if he is right thinking along with a formidable team, will give us a good security architecture and so on.”
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