2019: PDP, four other parties team up against APC

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Five political parties met in Abuja on Thursday and vowed to work together to unseat the All Progressives Congress in 2019.

The political parties are the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Social Democratic Party, Alliance for Democracy and Accord Party.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting was the brainchild of the PDP.

A former Minister of Infirmaries, Prof. Jerry Gana, was said to have led the PDP delegation to the meeting.

Gana, who was the chairman of the PDP Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee, had said in Abuja on Wednesday, that the PDP was planning to collaborate with other political parties ahead of 2019.

He said the meeting had nothing to do with the rumoured mega party, “but a separate and highly principled initiative of the PDP.”

The five parties said that almost two years so far, it was abundantly clear to everyone whether inside or outside Nigeria that the promise of  “so-called change is not for positive change but rather a pipe dream that unleashed a series of retrogressive actions that has put our country permanently on the reverse gear.”

He said since assuming office in 2015, the Buhari administration has reneged on its fancy electoral promises, and has also messed up the economy and scared away foreign investors by its “convoluted pronouncements.”

In the communique of the Thursday meeting, the five political parties said they were yielding to the desire of Nigerians to save the country.

They said they would stand “united and steadfastly work together in the interest of the vast majority of our people who are now suffering and traumatised by the vision-less and dictatorial antics of the government of the day.”


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