The All Progressives Congress, (APC), has announced a merger with the Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, tagged ‘New PDP.’
The merger was announced at the end of a meeting today at the Kano Governors Lodge in Abuja. The statement was signed by the Interim Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande and Mr. Baraje.
Mr. Baraje read the terse communique to journalists at about 11.46 a.m.
“In the interest of our country and in order to rescue Nigeria, we the new PDP have agreed to merger and work with the APC,” he simply said.
This latest development means the APC now has a total of 18 States: its 11 governors and the seven governors who are members of the New PDP.
In attendance at the meeting were APC leaders, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Muhammed Buhari as well as the governors of Niger, Rivers, Kano and Kwara States: Babangida Aliyu, Rotimi Amaechi, Rabiu Kwakwaso, and Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Also present were former Kwara State governor Senator Bukola Saraki and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Despite still maintaining the presidency ahead of the 2015 election, the new re-alignment pushes the PDP to the unfamiliar territory of being a weaker and weakened political force across the country.
Culled from Sahara Reporters
Posted by Salmon Abiodun