Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has disclosed the genesis of the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He gave the explanation in an interview with Saturday Sun.
He said the APC has “not known peace” since its inception in 2013 because it is a “not a political party, it is a gathering of strange bed fellows”.
George made the disclosure while reacting to the gale of defections that has rocked the party in the last few weeks.
He said that the defections from APC would help to bolster the PDP and reposition it for victory in the 2019 general elections.
George said, “While in APC, I’ve always told people, including PDP leaders that Saraki and others that left PDP to join APC have only gone on a sabbatical and that they were coming back to their natural home, which is PDP.
“APC is not a political party, it is a gathering of strange bed fellows, and that’s why right from day one of its coming into existence, the party had not known peace.
It has been one crisis after the other, and now we are happy that Saraki, and others are back to PDP fold.’
He urged Nigerians not to show pity for the APC over its current crisis as it was reaping from what it sowed.
“What is happening to APC today is nemesis, what they called Law of Karma. In 2014, APC caused PDP some discomfort when there was a gale of defections of leading PDP members to APC. But PDP weathered the storm, and today the party is waxing stronger, and stronger, while APC is getting depleted.
“For us in PDP, what is happening in APC is to be expected because APC has never in the real sense of it been described as a political party.
“APC is a contraption of strange people trying to come together but they have not been able to speak with one voice, and this is why the centre can no longer hold for the party.’’
In the same vein, he warned the APC-led Federal Government against promoting illegality in Benue State, where eight lawmakers out of 30 are scheming to impeach the governor.