- Some political parties are set to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress
- The parties are under the aegis of the National Consultative Front are looking at possibly merging
- According to one of the conveners, there is a need to build a new Nigeria
Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to face a huge challenge as opposition political groups and some other stakeholders have regrouped to displace them in 2023.
The coalition which is under the aegis of the National Consultative Front (NCF) consists of eminent Nigerians.
To achieve this, the group has also inaugurated a merger committee to negotiate a possible merger with other existing political parties across the country.
The 22 member political merger committee is headed by Rt Hon Ghali Umar Na’aba, former speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Vanguard reports.
One of the conveners, Prof. Pat Utomi, who spoke during the inauguration said there is a need to reclaim Nigeria and build a country that “our children will be proud of.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Zamfara state chapter of the APC dismissed the allegations that it paid N57 million to bandits, asking them not to release the Jangebe abducted girls.
The chairman of the APC caretaker committee in Zamfara, Lawan Liman, faulted a chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Abdullah Shinkafi for making the claims.
In another report, Sule Lamido, a former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged that the ruling APC has no vision.
While speaking at the inauguration of Rumuji, Ibaa, Obelle Isokpo road in Emouha local government area of Rivers state on Monday, March 8, Lamido described the APC as an assemblage of persons moved by anger, envy and malice.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the remodelling of airports, rehabilitation of railway, and reforms that the current administration is boasting of are all initiatives of the PDP.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.