The Democratic Peoples' Party (DPP) is set join the newly formed merger of opposition political parties in the country; the All Progressives Congress (APC).
DPP national chairman, Major Gen. Bashir Salisu Magashi told newsman after the party's National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja that DPP has also resolved to set up a committee to hold talks with other political parties disposed to merger.
DPP Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman, Gen. Jeremiah Useni, former gubernatorial candidate; Sir Great Ogboru and acting national secretary of the party, Mallam Abdullahi Danazumi were at the meeting.
Magashi who said the merger process has become imperative prayed that it will succeed to enable the opposition dismantle "a government that is not fair to the people of this country."
In the communique issued after the meeting, the DPP resolved that "In view of the current political development in the country, the NEC hereby resolved that the DPP should go into the merger. A committee be set up to talk with the other parties disposed to merger with a view to negotiating for the best interest of DPP. The committee is to report back within 21 days to the NEC through the national chairman who shall there upon summon a NEC meeting.
He added that DPP has been in the forefront of having such an alliance in the past. "If you are following the history of the political development of parties you should put us in the pioneer champions of this merger issue. We are 100 percent in support of anything that will bring relief to this nation, anything that will help this nation to develop. As a political party with elected representatives with legislative arms of government, at various levels it is natural that we are interested in the political re-alignment taking place," he stated.