AHEAD of the 2019 elections, five serving governors, 20 senators and some members of the House of Representatives are set to join the Social Democratic Party, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alfa Mohammed, has said.
Mohammed, who said this on Sunday in an interview with newsmen in Minna, the Niger State capital, added that 50 Civil Society Organisations had also embraced the party in a coalition movement to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019.
He said, “In the next two to three weeks, the mass movement into the SDP will become more pronounced especially at the national and state Houses of Assembly and I am sure that the party will soon become the majority at the National Assembly.”
According to him, the five governors have indicated interest in joining the party and have been sending representatives to its negotiation meetings, adding that discussions have been on for some months with the governors.
The National Publicity Secretary said that the national secretariat of the party had directed all state offices to commence registration of new members at ward levels as from March 5 (today).
Mohammed, who declined to confirm whether former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar had joined the SDP, said the party was home to the ex-Vice-President.
He said, “I need two to three weeks to confirm the issue of the former Vice-President as it concerns our party. However, it may interest you to know that many prominent politicians from Adamawa State have joined us.”
He assured Nigerians that the party would provide equal opportunities and level playing ground for all members adding that “we will also provide credible and honest leadership to Nigerians in 2019.”