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Friday, 08 December 2023 03:17

PDP Backtracks From Coalition With NNPP, SDP, Others

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has distanced itself from any coalition or alliance with other opposition political parties in the country.

Recall that the acting National Secretary of the party, Setonji Koshoedo had joined six other political parties including the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at a meeting where the coalition tagged the Coalition of Concerned Political Parties (CCPP) was announced.

Speaking during the meeting, Koshoedo, who represented the acting PDP National chairman, Umar Damagum said, “This coalition wants to offer strong opposition for the good of Nigeria. Our duty is to offer alternative solutions to government policies.”

But Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary of the party told Daily Trust on phone on Thursday that the party was not in any “alliance or coalition with any political party in the country.”

Ologunagba disclosed that the party was presently focused on its reconciliation process and how to organize its members to work together for the good of the country.

He also said the PDP is a party of due process; “we don’t take actions without following our laid-down guidelines, procedures, and processes.”

Recently, the former vice president and presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, had asked the opposition parties to come together to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku had warned against the likelihood of Nigeria slipping to a one-party state and asked the opposition to close ranks and work together

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