Barely 44 days before the general elections with electioneering reaching a crescendo, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has purportedly collapsed its structure in support of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Secretary of SDP, Mr Alpha Ahmed, said the alliance with Tinubu became imperative because of his track record in generating economic resources and their judicious use.
“We need a man with an idea that can transform a nation, using economic resources – generating resources.
“Revenue generating strategy, nobody is better in terms of generating resources than Tinubu,” he said.
Ahmed was, however, silent about the presidential candidate of SDP, Mr Adewale Ebenezer Adebayo.
Adebayo, on his part, had yet to specifically speak on the latest development-whether it is true of false and how he is taking it.
Recall that Adebayo had on January 10 declared that he would rate the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government “F” (for fail) and absent in some other sectors.
He said this in Kano while addressing newsmen on Tuesday preparatory to its forthcoming presidential rally in the state.
Adebayo said there was wide-spread criminality in the government in areas of taxation, banking, and sales of crude oil, among others.
He called on Nigerians to come out en masse to fight what he described as the two dragons, referring to poverty and insecurity in the country by voting rightly.
“Nigerians should know that Nigeria is not for those who come to say is the turn of the North, or is the turn of the South, or the turn of Christians or the turn of Muslims but the turn of Nigerians themselves that want to fight property and insecurity,” he had said.
However, the SDP Secretary in a statement made available to Persecondnews, highlighted the re-modernisation of Lagos during Tinubu’s administration as a “focal point for their collaboration.”
“Soon, our party is considering an alliance with Tinubu because we have found him to be the most successful candidate.
“We have made an assessment and we found out that the best is him.
“Look at all the revelations he did in the Chatham House meeting; he built a modern state that is capable of standing as a country of its own.
“Nobody has contradicted that. We all know what he had done in Lagos, ” Ahmed said. (PSN)