By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Jigawa State, Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu, has said time constraint forced major opposition parties in Nigeria to open alliance talks three years to the 2015 general elections.
Adamu, who is the former member of the Buji/ Birnin Kudu constituency in Jigawa state and now the Sole Administrator of the party in Katsina State, told journalists in Kano, that the experience of the past gave birth to the present scenario, adding that: “We have time to review our past experience and forged ahead in unity.”
He said the CPC has widened its alliance talk with other stakeholders in the polity, adding that: “We are keeping every detail to our chest.”
The CPC chieftain said apart from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the CPC was also on merger talks with the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Labour Party (LP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Aliyu said: “Our major preoccupation now is to unite major political parties that shared our dream of bringing to an end the misrule of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria.”
He added that “No one is talking about who get what now, because we all understand that unity play a key role in the overall success of this dream.”
On the renaming of University of Lagos after Moshood Abiola, the former lawmaker stated that, “it was a good gesture delivered at a wrong time.”
Aliyu, however, commended the Federal Government for the step, adding that “in all honesty MKO deserve what is being offered by successive government in the country.”
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