By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI — Opposition political parties in Ebonyi State are holding a secret meeting with the governor, Martin Elechi, on how to form a merger against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state.
A source close to Government House revealed that the political parties anticipated to join the alliance include the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Labour Party, LP and the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Vanguard learned that the meeting is intended to collapse Labour Party and APGA into APC in order to form a merger against the PDP in the April 11 governorship election.
The merger, which might likely fail because of the ideological differences of the political parties, has been described as the last attempt by Governor Elechi to frustrate the governorship ambition of PDP candidate, Engr. Dave Umahi.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Media and Publicity for Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation of the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, described the alliance as one that was bound to fail.
According to him, PDP has already consolidated in the state, following the results of the last presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
“They will gather to conspire but they will scatter in hopelessness. This agenda is nothing but the agenda of losers, the desperation of political merchants and the foolishness of crass opportunists.
“The PDP will remain resolute, confident and focussed as we march into the second half of a game in which we have already won.