Chief Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ex-national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has stated that the party is Nigeria’s only political institution.
According to him, the party is the only one with ideology and a viable structure among the others.
Falae stated this on Thursday at the opening of the SDP’s new Secretariat in Abuja, insisting that the party will win the presidential election once more.
According to him, the party’s chances of repeating its feat of June 12, 1993, when MKO Abiola was declared the winner of the presidential election, were very good.
The 84-year-old elder statesman said that though the SDP may not boast of any State governor, Senator, members of the House of Representatives or State Assembly today, it would get there by 2023.
“Nigeria today is in crisis. You can’t move without being kidnapped. I have been kidnapped for four days on my own farm,” he said, insisting that the SDP is the hope of Nigerians.
“Controlling government is not a controlling party. Ask the parties, what is their philosophy, they don’t know it, they don’t have a plan, that’s why things are getting worse.
“I travelled to Lagos on foot as a young man without being kidnapped. But at 77, I was kidnapped,” he lamented.
Falae said that one big problem with the Nigerian political system was that the political parties do not have philosophy and laid out plans.
“SDP is the only party that can restructure and revive Nigeria. More people will leave the country if things are not put right. More doctors are leaving,” he stated.