by Kolapo Olapoju
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is open to the idea of merging with other political parties that shares its ideals.
The party said its doors will be open to other political parties interested in being assimilated into its fold as the best vehicle for the fulfilment of political aspirations of all Nigerians regardless of tribe and religion.
The outgoing ruling party also stated that it is not contemplating a change of identity and that it remains committed to its present structures.
A statement released by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Sunday, said tin part: “Having been the guardian of Nigerian democracy for 16 years during which it nurtured and blossomed democratic governance as well as etched its name in the pantheon of good governance, the PDP will not in the circumstance of ephemeral loss of power change its identity or its time-honoured characteristic values.”
It said, “We have a name, tradition and values. Sixteen fruitful years as the guardian of Nigerian democracy cannot be nullified by the reason of a temporary setback. We shall rise beyond all and regain our rhythm.
“Our colour remains green, white and red and power still belongs to the people. And to assert that we are proud of the successes of our successive leaders in taking Nigeria to its present height is an understatement, which the passage of the next four years under the All Progressives Congress will certainly prove.”