16 January 2013

Nigeria: Buhari - Opposition Merger to Restructure Democracy, Security Apparatus

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The former military leader, General Muhammadu Buhari.

The National Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), retired General Muhammadu Buhari has said that the proposed opposition coalition party will give priority to a restructuring of the country's democracy and the total overhaul of the security apparatus.

Buhari who inaugurated the 18-man CPC merger committee in Abuja Wednesday said the first stage of the opposition merger talks between CPC and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) will be concluded in about 12 weeks time, with the floating of a new party.

He said it is after the concretization of the CPC-ACN union that other parties including the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) will be expect to join the coalition.

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