Nigeria's Mega Political Party on the Cards?


The much anticipated merger of leading opposition parties, the Congress for Progressive Change and the Action Congress of Nigeria, in a bid to form a formidable platform that will be used to displace the ruling party from power in 2015, will be finalised in June.
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The former military leader, General Muhammadu Buhari.

  • Nigeria:  Buhari Unfolds Modalities for Opposition Merger

    This Day, 17 January 2013

    The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) National Leader, Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday unfolded the modalities to be adopted for the merger of opposition parties in a ... read more »

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

    This Day, 16 January 2013

    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 ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2015 - My Fate Depends On Merger Talks - Buhari

    Leadership, 17 January 2013

    The national leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has hinged his fate in 2015 to the proposed merger of his party with the Action ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Buhari - I May Run for President in 2015

    Daily Trust, 17 January 2013

    General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he may change his mind to run for president in 2015 if his party decides to field him as a candidate. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Is 'Mega' Political Party on the Cards?

    Vanguard, 17 January 2013

    The new party coming from the merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, will pursue the restructuring of the country, Gen. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Opposition Then and Now

    Leadership, 16 January 2013

    The first leader of opposition in Nigeria was Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory. He did not join the government of national unity set up Prime Minister AbubakarTafawaBalewa ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Merger of Opposition - the Prospects, Crisis and Confusion Ahead

    Vanguard, 16 January 2013

    WITH a history replete of prospects, but devoid of selfless drive to achieve set objectives, Nigeria's opposition are once again forging an alliance to confront the Peoples ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Opposition Merger, a Sure Thing - Buhari

    Leadership, 16 January 2013

    Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday stated that there is no going back on the party's merger talks with other opposition political ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CPC Nominates Almakura, David West for Merger Talks

    This Day, 13 January 2013

    The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has chosen Nassarawa State Governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, and former Petroleum Resources Minister Tam David-West to be part of an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Opposition Parties Change Tactics On Merger

    This Day, 14 January 2013

    Opposition parties have adopted new strategies targeted at forming a coalition party that will unseat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general election, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Merger Talks - ACN, CPC, ANPP Name Delegates

    Leadership, 13 January 2013

    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) yesterday took a major step toward their planned merger in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  How Party Mergers Will Shape 2015 Elections

    Daily Trust, 13 January 2013

    The merger talks among key opposition political parties in Nigeria seem to have reached an advanced stage, going by the recent comments emanating from concerned stakeholders ... read more »