Shehu Sani reveals why most political parties are considering changing their names
The senator representing Kaduna central district in the national assembly, Shehu Sani says many political party in Nigeria were changing names so that they can be at the top of the ballot paper.
NAN reports that Sani said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists on the sideline of a book launch in Abuja.
He also said while parties are identified by the ideology they preach in advanced countries, “in Nigeria, it is about the alphabet.”
“Many parties in Nigeria are changing names so that they can have ‘A’ and be at the top of the ballot paper,” he said.
“It is all about having access to the electorate rather than the party going into a contest.”
“Today, we are where we are because other qualities of leadership are lacking.
“If we do not do the needful as far as Nigeria’s democracy is concerned, we stand the danger of this country plunging into crisis.”
The senator also decried in various parts of the country, saying it is unfortunate for anybody to insinuate that the killings were perpetrated to tarnish federal government’s image.
“I wish him (Oshiomhole) well but let me warn that he has a lot of work to do in order to keep the party afloat ahead of the 2019 polls,” he said.
“Firstly, I believe in Oshiomohle; I believe in his track record and I believe he is somebody who has the desire to put things right in the party.”