Mr. Onu of the ANPP said the merger talks are essential
The merger talks between opposition political parties would “definitely” solve the political problem facing Nigeria, when concluded, the National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Emma Eneukwu, in Kaduna, on Monday.
Mr. Onu expressed the optimism when he led a delegation of ANPP leaders on a condolence visit to former presidential aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari, over the death of his daughter.
‘‘The merger talks are ongoing right now, and we hope that it will be successful, we want to give Nigeria effective political competition in the political arena.
“We are convinced that when we have this in the country, we will be better for it; many of the problems that have confronted the nation over the years shall be solved,” he said.
Mr. Onu urged the Federal Government to tackle insecurity, unemployment and poverty, saying they are serious problems that should not be in the country.
The ANPP delegate included the former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau; and the National Secretary of the party, Tijani Tumsah.
Others are the National Women leader, Ramatu Tijani; and the National Financial Secretary, Fatima Mohammed. The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai was also there.
Mr. Onu prayed God to give Mr. Buhari the fortitude to bear the loss.
“The ANPP deemed it very important to come and condole with you; the creator will receive her soul and grant you and your family the strength to bear the pain,” he added.
Mr. Buhari thanked the delegation for being with him “at this moment of loss.”