24 February 2013

Nigeria: 20 Parties Team Up With Apga for 2015 Contest

Lagos — Twenty opposition political parties have teamed up with All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of 2015 general elections in what they call a grand alliance that will wrest power from PDP.

The parties that met under the umbrella of Patriotic Alliance of Nigeria (PAN) in Lagos told journalists that their gathering was not a merger but simply an "alliance to get rid of the PDP in 2015".

The group's spokesperson who is also the national chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Dr Dele Ajadi said the group chose APGA owing to its transparency, people centric programmes and clear-cut political ideology.

"APGA has a clear-cut ideology on issues that will facilitate national development, hence the decision to adopt the party as a platform for the 2015 election," Ajadi said.

Some of the political parties in the alliance include: Accord Party (AP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Citizen Popular Party (CPP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Advance Congress of Democrats (ACD), United Democratic Party (UDP), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), among others.

APGA Interim National Chairman, Mazi Okwu said the party remains the only credible platform through which Nigerian masses can identify with especially at the grassroots.

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