Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would have completely destroyed the country by 2023.
He said this on Monday, during a programme on Channels Television, while reacting to the claim by PDP governors that the Presidential Villa is being used as the headquarters of the APC to force their governors to join the ruling party.
The NEF spokesperson stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and APC have been destroying Nigeria since 1999, adding that both political parties are the same.
He asked the PDP to provide evidence that Aso Rock is using “extra-legal and political muscle to peer away” its governors to the APC.
“If governors (referring to PDP) have evidence that the state house, the villa, is using extra-legal and political muscle to peer away governors from their parties, I wish they will share some of this information with us”, he said.
”There have been defections from both sides. Like I said earlier on, we are dealing with one and the same thing.
“We have governors from the other party who just change dress and come back to sit and say I’m APC. The next day, a governor will also defect and say I’m APC. These are the same people.
“In the last 16 years, since 1999, it is these two parties that have destroyed this country and they are playing the same game, all over again”.
He said by 2023, “APC will have completely wrecked” the country, adding that the PDP has also not shown any direction in resolving the challenges facing the country.
Baba-Ahmed explained that the concern of the PDP and the APC is the 2023 presidential election and not development of the country.
“What did the PDP say it is going to do about bringing these different parts of the country together? Where is the economic blueprint to do with unemployment; to do with the building of the Nigerian economy, all they are interested in is 2023,” he further said.
“What are they going to do with 2023 because between now and 2023, in one and half year, APC would have completely wrecked this country. You are going to take over a country that is effectively destroyed by a party that has been substantially produced by PDP.”