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2011: Mega Party vows to unseat PDP

By Ben Agande

ABUJA— THE Mega Summit Movement, MSM, yesterday vowed that it would dislodge the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from office in the 2011 elections.

Rising from a meeting,  the MSM which is to transform into the Mega Summit Movement Party, SDMP,  said it was high time the misgovernance of the PDP was brought to an end.

Professor Pat Utomi the  protem National Chairman, said the PDP has brought poverty to the Nigerian people and should not be trusted.

According to him,  “We are determined to create a new movement that would result in a political party that can pull Nigeria out of bondage. We are committed to ending this season of misgovernance that has left Nigeria in a cripple state.”

“Uncompromising in our desire, we are determined to open the gate of partisan politics to the Nigerian people broadly. Political parties should not be cabals, political parties should certainly not be exclusive, they should be open to all”, he said.

”This is why we have come together, committed, to uproot the legacy of the PDP. Poverty is so pervasive in Nigeria today. It was not always this way”, he said.

Acting on several petitions against the Governor and his former Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Sam Odeh, who is now Minister of State for Niger Delta Ministry, for illegal deductions, operatives of the EFCC have asked the indicted council chairmen to produce cheques issued to them by the Bureau for local government since their assumption of office.

EFCC sources said the new Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Benjamin Wombo spent most of last week in Abuja to negotiate with the agency to soft pedal on the demands for some documents which the chairmen were asked to produce.


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