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Buhari dumps Mega Party

By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA—The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, yesterday said it is not considering any working relationship with other political parties for the purpose of contesting the 2011 general elections.

The decision of the party to go it alone has already dampened the efforts of several months by different opposition political parties to float an all embracing platform to be known as Mega Party.

The CPC is the political platform of former Head of State and two-time Presidential Candidate of the All Nigeria People Party, ANPP, Major General Mohammadu Buhari, which has been one of the major allies in the Mega Party arrangement.

CPC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Dennis Aghanya, who came out with the position of the party in a statement said the party is not willing to fuse with any other political party, at least for the purpose of contesting the 2011 general elections.

According to him, “we do not wish to fuse into any other political party”. Rather, our leaders are dialoguing with other political parties that have compatible political ideologies with us, to form a broad based platform on mutually agreed terms, for the purpose of re-defining and balancing political competitions in Nigeria, on ideological basis”.


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