Barely 72 hours after the Governor of Niger State Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan signed a term pact with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Niger state has asked him to dump the party and join the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC).
The CNPP, rising from its regular meeting, yesterday, in Minna also endorsed the merger arrangement to form APC and advised all the states chapters of CNPP to endorse the emergence of the party as a common front for all progressives.
The meeting presided over by the Chairman, Ibrahim Isah, resolved in the communiqué read to Journalists by the secretary Aliyu Mohammed, that Governor Aliyu was too progressive minded with his bluntness to be in PDP.
The resolution read in part “motion for the endorsement of the merger initiatives being promoted by leaders of opposition parties to form APC? and invitation? to the Chief servant of Niger state Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu to join his fellow progressive Governors to ensure a safe delivery of truly progressive party in the making, have been agreed upon.”
?According to the group, because of the performance of Governor Aliyu, it would support him on the platform of the new APC to actualise his political goals in the state as the Governor has the capacity to deliver satisfactorily.
“The CNPP Niger state therefore called on the facilitators of the emerging mega party, APC, to, as a matter of emergency, invite the leadership of other political parties to a roundtable in order to make the party a successful alternative to the PDP in 2015” the CNPP’s resolution read.
He said ahead of the CNPP possible alliance with the New APC the body has set up candidates searching committee to prop up credible candidates for the 2015 general elections in the state.
While passing a vote of confidence on the leadership of the CNPP, the 15 political parties making up the CNPP in the state said they would continue to conduct regular assessment of governments’ performance in the state at all levels.