PDP Crisis: NNPP Gives 2 Conditions to Form Alliance with Atiku

PDP Crisis: NNPP Gives 2 Conditions to Form Alliance with Atiku

  • The NNPP has given one condition to form an alliance with the PDP, Labour Party or even the APC ahead of future election
  • According to the NNPP, any merger with any political party must have the interest of Nigerians and Nigeria's democracy as its core values
  • Abba Kawu Ali, the NNPP national chairman, welcomed the development, saying it was on the same machinery that the APC came into power in 2015

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - The leadership of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has welcomed the proposed merger of opposition political parties by the former vice president and former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2027.

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However, the party said while it is open to collaboration and alliance with any of the political parties, including the Labour Party, PDP and even the APC, it stated that such an arrangement must put into consideration the interest of the citizens and consolidate the gains of Nigeria’s democracy, Leadership reported.

Atiku Abubakar/PDP/NNPP/Rabiu Kwankwaso/APC/Labour Party/2027 Election
NNPP welcomes Atiku's welcome development Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso
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NNPP speaks on accepting Atiku's merger's proposal

Acting national chairman Abba Kawu Ali stated this while briefing the press during the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC), which was held at the party’s national secretariat on Tuesday, November 21.

Reading from a prepared speech he titled “Call by Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for Merger of Opposition Parties Against All Progressive Congress (APC): Our Stand”, the NNPP chairman described the call by the former president as a welcome development which he said will checkmate “the inordinate drive of the ruling APC towards a one-party state and protecting our hard-earned democracy.

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Ali who went through memory lane said the APC came into being as a result of a merger of political parties that pushed the PDP out of power in 2015.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the following the outcome of the Supreme Court, political analysts have been making permutations and talking about the way forward for Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the flagbearers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election.

In an interview with Legit, Honourable Richard Ngene, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governorship aide in Enugu.ng, posited that the best card for the former vice president was to support Obi in the 2027 presidential election.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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