The PDP, NNPP merger gathers momentum


The merger talks amongst opposition parties in Nigeria, proposed by Alh Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2023 presidential election has begun generating the interest of opposition politicians.

The latest outing of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, through its National Working Committee (NWC) expressed its support for the Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It therefore called for a strategic merger of opposition parties. emphasizing the significance of political parties and politicians coming together in unity, as it is an essential element for fostering peace, tranquility, and overall development in the country.

The acting National Chairman of the party, Abba Ali was reported emphasizing the party’s stance on the recent proposal made by former Vice President Atiku. He reiterated the party’s position, stating that they wholeheartedly applaud Atiku’s call for unity among opposition parties.

“The NNPP sees this call from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as patriotic and a welcome development for which we unreservedly commend him.

“The NNPP, however, has modifications to that collaboration being proposed by Alh. Atiku Abubakar. We believe that such an arrangement should be all-encompassing and broad.

“To the former Vice President’s call, our party notes that this was the same bold initiative that the opposition parties signed up for in 2015 and which enabled the merger that led to the defeat of the then-ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).”

Ali recalled that the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has consistently advocated for a united front among opposition parties, emphasizing that the party fully supports and commends Atiku’s latest call for a merger of opposition parties, recognizing the need to join forces against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This we will do without prejudice to us joining forces with all other interested parties and like minds towards peace, security, progress, development, and protection of our democracy and the overall interests of our country.”


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