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CNPP kicks against two-party system

By James Ezema
Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has kicked against proposal by some former governors that the National Assembly should trim  the number of political parties in the country to two.

The South-West chapter of the CNPP, in a statement urged President Goodluck Jonathan to reduce late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration seven-point agenda to three.

The statement by its secretary general, Oloye Gboyega Adeniji said, “we condemn the request by some ex-governors that the National Assembly should legislate two parties for the nation. It is self-serving. Political parties should be left to grow and evolve through alliance of like minds.”

The group said further: “We congratulate Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for ascending the presidency. In wishing him a successful and positively eventful tenure, we urge the president to reduce the seven-point agenda and focus on sustainable infrastructural development, provision of abundant food and employment generation for our people.”

The South-west CNPP, then enjoined feuding parties within Ogun State PDP to bury their hatchet and avoid actions that could deprive the people of dividends of democracy. The conference of political parties also urged President Jonathan to intervene and fast-track development of Lagos to an enviable mega city as envisaged by Lagosians.


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