The opposition Peoples Redemption Party, PRP is mulling over the idea of a possible merger with other political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections.
WikkiTimes gathered that move came as a strategy to oust the incumbent party at the centre, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mal. Bello Falalu, National Chairman of the party stated this at the end of the meeting of the National Working Committee of the party over the weekend in Abuja.
He said the PRP is working closely with some other political groups nursing ideas and strategies to relegate both the APC and PDP to the background.
“We are looking at the invitation to merge and form alliances. We are in discussions with some groups, the National Consultative Front (NCFront) for example, and the Rescue Nigeria Mission. These are two movements created towards the formation of a mega party to challenge the misrule of the PDP and APC in Nigeria
“Quite a number of these parties believe it is necessary for us to form a national government in 2023. This issue has dominated the meeting. We had a paper from Professor Attahiru Jega on merger and alliances, which it was discussed; and we have agreed on what we are going to do.”
“Whether we go into alliance or merger, this issue is settled. Anybody from anywhere in Nigeria is free to come and contest the presidency under the PRP
“What is important to us is a person with integrity, not because he is rich or has a godfather or sponsors. We will soon develop a template for leadership in Nigeria, and that template will cover the presidency, governors, members of the National Assembly,” the Chairman said.
Bello clarified that the PRP would field a candidate for the 2023 presidential election from anywhere in the country.
WikkiTimes recalls that the APC used a merger strategy to defeat the PDP at the polls in 2015.