The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is jittery and may soon witness implosion as many governors elected on the platform of the party have concluded plans to dump the party for the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
One of such governors whose body language is already making the APC uncomfortable and understood to be working against Buhari’s re-election is Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
PDP, our source revealed has zoned the party’s presidential ticket to the northwest and the likes of Aminu Tambuwal and former Governor of Kano Stte are likely to emerge as the party’s presidential candidates.
This strategy was deemed absolutely necessary to give President Buhari a good fight should he decide to re-contest. According to source, featuring any of the candidates who belong to the young generation of Nigerians will put President Buhari at a serious disadvantage.
A serving senator who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress confided to our reporter on condition of anonymity that mass defection will soon hit the APC to the PDP as most senators have concluded plans to dump the ruling while citing absence of equity in the party.
He said: “At all the leadership levels which include the party, the executive and the legislature, those at the helm of affairs are loyal to different power blocks that put them there. This does not make for cohesion and it does not allow the President to be in control of party affairs.”
This development which is obvious to the APC and President has led to a compelling need to quickly re-organize the party and ease out those working against Buhari’s interest in the governance of the country and his second-term bid.
One of the sources said: The source said: “Plans are in top gear for a former governor of Kano State and a present Senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso to dump the APC which he helped to form and return to his former party in order to contest for the Presidency on the platform of the PDP. He is also from the North West and belongs to the younger generation.
“Ahead of 2019 presidential election, arrangements are on for the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal to leave the APC for the PDP and contest for the position of President. We are really working on that and as time draws near we will see how events will unfold. “