8 February 2013

Nigeria: APC Alliance Will Not Succeed, Says Lamido

Dutse — Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Thursday said that the alliance between the major opposition political parties in the country would not succeed.

Lamido, who said this in Dutse when he spoke at the Jigawa chapter of the PDP stakeholders meeting, also dismissed the alliance as "political jamboree perfected to deceive the electorate".

He added that the alliance posed no potential threat to the PDP. ANPP, APGA and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), formed an alliance they christened "All Progressive Change" (APC).

Lamido observed that the opposition parties had divergent interests, ideologies and manifestoes, which could jeopardise their effort to work as a single political entity.

"The alliance is not going to work because of their differences. There will be serious leadership tussle in the alliance," he said.

The governor, who said that the architects of the alliance were former PDP members, explained that the development would promote PDP and make it more relevant in the country.

According to him, the electorate will not be disillusioned by the merger in view of the effective leadership put up by PDP.

Lamido called on the people to support the PDP-led administration in its drive toward transforming the society for the overall development of the citizenry.

The state's PDP Chairman, Alhaji Salisu Mamuda, said that the meeting was designed to appraise the party's performance and fashion out ways to move it forward.

Mamuda said the party had conducted congresses, elected new officials to run its affairs in the state and concluded plans to construct a permanent office complex in the area.

He urged the members to remain discipline and avoid acts capable of promoting disaffection among them.


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