Five serving state governors, 20 senators and some members of the House of Representatives are set to join the Social Democratic Party, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alfa Mohammed disclosed on Sunday.
Mr. Mohammed said this on Sunday in an interview with newsmen in Minna, the Niger State capital, adding that 50 Civil Society Organisations have also embraced the party in a coalition movement aimed at unseating the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019.
He said, “In the next two to three weeks, the mass movement into the SDP will become more pronounced especially at the national and state Houses of Assembly and I am sure that the party will soon become the majority at the National Assembly.”
Five governors have indicated interest in joining the party and have been sending representatives to its negotiation meetings, he added.
Mr. Mohammed could not confirm whether former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar had joined the SDP, but made it clear that the party was home to the ex-Vice-President.
“I need two to three weeks to confirm the issue of the former Vice-President as it concerns our party. However, it may interest you to know that many prominent politicians from Adamawa State have joined us.”