The Deputy Senate Minority Leader Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would cease to exist as a party if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff wins again at the Supreme Court.
Bwacha who represents Taraba South Senatorial District in the National Assembly stated this on Sunday in Takum, Taraba State while presenting cars, tricycles as well as motorcycles and over 3,600 bags of rice to beneficiaries in continuation of his Empowerment programme.
The Senator who threw his weight behind Governor Ayodele Fayose’s stand that Sheriff would never lead the party again, explained that the Governor, being the Chairman of PDP Governor’s forum was not speaking for himself but for all the PDP Governors.
“The party has expressed its readiness to appeal the judgment but if the appeal did not stand, that would be the end of the party.
“As far as party politics is concerned in Nigeria, the Governors are the sole financiers of the party particularly for a party that is not in control at the centre like the PDP.
“So invariably, if Fayose as Head of the Governors forum speaks like that, it means if Sheriff wins at Supreme Court , that is the end of the party,” he said.
Bwacha who informed that the Appeal Court’s ruling was not a surprise to him maintained that there was a third force in the judgment, but that it has thrown open the opportunity for politicians to go back to the drawing board and build a party based on ideology.
“I see both APC And PDP dying a natural death because they are not built on any ideological stand and are comprised of strange bedfellows which is why we now have incessant decampment from one party to the other by politicians.
“The ideals of party loyalty is not there in Nigerian politics. A typical Nigerian politician moves with the weather. We should focus on building a party that will stand the test of time. We should take a cue from United States from where we copy our presidential system,” Bwacha noted.