The NCP announced the alliance on Saturday.
The National Chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Yunusa Tanko, says the party has formed an alliance with three other political parties to provide a third alternative for the electorate.
Mr. Tanko said this at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, held on Saturday in Abuja.
”This will be the third alternative for the people’s choice towards 2015 general elections.
”That is why we resolved as a party not to be part of any merger but in working alliance with other like-minded political parties,’’ he said.
The chairman listed the parties as the Labour Party (LP), Advance Congress of Democrats (ACD), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
He said that details of their alliance would be presented to the public early next year.
Mr. Tanko urged other parties to join the alliance which, he said, was aimed at ameliorating the living conditions of the citizenry.
”The leaders of this country must show purposeful leadership then every other Nigerian will follow their footsteps.
”Nigerians on their part must come out to fight for what they believe in,” he said.
Mr. Tanko urged the government to ensure ”it tackles insecurity and the neglect of youths in the running of it affairs’’.
In a goodwill message, the National Women Leader of the LP, Ebere Ifendu, said that the party had always had a good working relationship with the NCP.
She explained that that was why the LP decided to be part of the alliance.
The representative of the ACD, Yusuf Buba, said that the alliance ”will help to form a formidable force which will provide Nigerians an alternative.’’
The National Secretary of the SDP, Sadiq Abubakar, said: ”The alliance will help proffer solutions to the many challenges in Nigeria.”
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