by Chi Ibe
The National Chairman of ANPP, Ogbonnaya Onu, has made a call to all-non PDP political parties in Nigeria urging them to unite in order to stop President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking re-election in 2015.
Onu who made this pronouncement yesterday, 24 May, said although they (the opposition) have a plan, the leaders of these parties were aware that it won’t be easy stopping Jonathan. He said their strength though was the fact that all other parties were ready to put aside their differences and unite on this common goal to kick PDP out of Aso Rock come 2015.
“We should not be pessimistic. We cannot say because such an alliance had failed in the past, we should now fold our arms and allow the PDP to mess up the country. Yes, it (the alliance) is difficult, but we are not disturbed by such difficulties. We want to build trust and confidence and that is why we are meeting ahead of time,” Onu said.
The ANPP national chairman also asserted that it was in the interest of the nation the alliance talk was a success. “The current situation should not be allowed to continue. We know that the outcome of our meetings would yield fruitful result at the end.”
He said the ANPP, like other opposition parties, was worried about the situation in the country. “The party, like other well-meaning Nigerians, is worried at the direction the President is taking the country to. The PDP has been in government at the centre for the past 13 years and there is no real improvement. This is why we are asking Nigerians to give other political parties like the ANPP the chance to lead them.”
Source: The Punch