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Published On: Tue, Nov 26th, 2013

PDP Weakens as APC Merges with New PDP

nPDP chair, Kawu Baraje announcing the merger of both parties at the Kano State governor's lodge in Abuja

LAGOS NOVEMBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Despite still maintaining the Presidency ahead of 2015 election the political strength of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been weakened as All Progressives Congress, (APC), announced a merger with the Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, tagged ‘New PDP.
The new re-alignment has pushed the PDP to the unfamiliar territory of being a weaker and weakened political force across the country.
The merger was announced at the end of a meeting today at the Kano Governors Lodge in Abuja. The statement was signed by the Interim Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande and Mr. Baraje.
Mr. Baraje read the terse communique to journalists at about 11.46 a.m.
“In the interest of our country and in order to rescue Nigeria, we the new PDP have agreed to merger and work with the APC,” he simply said.
This latest development means the APC now has a total of 18 States: its 11 governors and the seven governors who are members of the New PDP.
In attendance at the meeting were APC leaders, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Muhammed Buhari as well as the governors of Niger, Rivers, Kano and Kwara States: Babangida Aliyu, Rotimi Amaechi, Rabiu Kwakwaso, and Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Also present were former Kwara State governor Senator Bukola Saraki and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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