CPC in alliance talks with ACN, ANPP, LP ahead of 2015 general elections — Galadima

The opposition party says it needs the alliance to be able to defeat the PDP

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said in Abuja on Wednesday that it is working on multiple alliances ahead of 2015 general elections.

The CPC National Secretary, Buba Galadima, said the alliances would lead to a change of baton at the federal level in 2015.

“CPC is doing this in collaboration with many political parties and stakeholders because there is urgent need for change and Nigerians must make concerted efforts to ensure that there is a change of baton in 2015,” he said.

Mr. Galadima said CPC is in alliance talks with the All Nigeria Peoples Party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and the Labour Party, with a view to creating an understanding and form a unified block to promote transparent, free and fair elections.

He said series of lessons had been learnt “from our failure in the last merger before the 2011 elections,” and “therefore all the progressive forces are treading carefully”.

The CPC National Secretary said the party had set up a think tank committee that met with various groups from Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina and Gombe states seeking their opinions and strategies for the move.

He said that renewal, finance, negotiation, reconciliation and restructuring committees had been set up by the party in more than 24 states as part of the measures to ensure success.

Mr. Galadima said the outcome of this various meetings would lead to the next line of action which will be to either create an alliance or merge as a single party in 2015. He stated that the leaders of CPC and ACN in their last meeting had “fruitful discussions” on alliance and workable plans ahead of the next general elections.

Mr. Galadima said they also reviewed some of the issues that scuttled the previous alliance moves before the 2011 elections with a view to avoid making the same mistakes.

He said it has become the duty of all patriotic Nigerians to change the baton of power in 2015 through constitutionally recognised elections.



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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    But if these political parties truely wish to take control of democratic process to restore Nigeria governance and take democratic control of Nigeria presidency from criminal infested PDP,then why is the merger process taking snail speed?
    Individual personal intrest of these political parties shall prevent them from merging together for the interest of the nation and attain standard structure and prepareness for 2015 general elelctions.
    This is the problem with Nigerian political parties leaders.They are going at snail speed.
    Maybe PDP has sharmed all their leaders.Love of money and selfish personal gains are the suspected constraints preventing thes political parties from merger.
    If is oversea political parties they would have mergered by now but Nigerian opposition political parties are like private companies whose CEO main interest is monetary gains invidually.
    If not then what is preventing them from being united to salvage democracy governance from the asix of looters and embezzlers-PDP?
    Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan,
    Writes From Canada.