Gusau – Mixed reactions trailed the collapse of the alliance talks between the opposition parties, the ACN and CPC on Wednesday in Abuja, over their strategy for the April 16 presidential election.
The two parties, in a bid to wrestle power from the ruling PDP, tried to revive an alliance talk which was earlier abandoned due to failure to reach a consensus over a number of issues.
But a cross section of eligible voters in an interview expressed concern over the inability of the opposition to agree on the issue.
Malam Abdullahi Musa said it was unfortunate for the opposition parties to tell Nigerians that the proposed alliance had again broken down without concrete resolutions.
Musa said: “It has shown clearly that the parties are only fighting to protect their interests and not the interest of the poor.”
Another voter, Alhaji Idris Mailemu, said that he would not waste his time by going to vote during the election “because the ruling party may likely win the election”.
However, Aisha Nuhu, a politician said she was optimistic that if the election would be free and fair, the CPC would capture many states in the northern part of the country, PDP South South and South East, while ACN would take the lead in the South West.
‘’No single party will have the two-third majority during the election, that will take us to re-run, therefore the opposition must form alliance if it really means well for the country,’’ Nuhu added.
She urged INEC to conduct a free and fair election, while Nigerians should continue to pray for successful conduct of the election.