This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Buhari Asked to Opt Out of Opposition Parties Merger

A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamanda, yesterday advised the presidential candidate of the party in the last election, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), to opt out of the merger plans between the CPC, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), alleging that the antiques behind the moves was aimed at burying his political movement sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Kwamanda, who fielded questions from journalists in Kano, explained that there was no way ANPP and CPC could merge, when ANPP as Buhari's former party contributed to his political misery by dumping him for the Government of National Unity (GNU), even when the party (ANPP) was still contesting the outcome of the election in court.

He alleged that: "The calibre of people involved in the merger plan were PDP agents, who were sent to ensure that Buhari does not succeed in his political activities. It is very clear that there is a missing link from the whole moves because those that are insisting on it have been Buhari's albatross, who are there to prostrate his moves to clinch to power as they did in 2003,2007 and now 20011.

"Many incidences have been explicitly been shown to serve as a deterrent to the General Buhari to desist from the plan merger because there is nothing good that will come out of it."

Continuing, he said: "But if he (Buhari) refuse to listen, I know that all his followers will suffer the brunt of what will happen because at that time they would be the ultimate losers."

According to him, "we are truly loyal to Buhari and we want him clearly to reject the planned merger and any other thing to do."

Similarly, the he warned Buhari to be wary of some of those that have surrounded him whom they described as Technocrat but have nothing rely to offer rather than consistently making Buhari to fail as its show in the previous elections."

Danbilki added that even those that joined the CPC should be watched closely because their mission was still unclear.

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