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Obasanjo’s Party, 30 Others In Talks Ahead 2019 Elections

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abia state (Photo credit: Channels TV)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC), is discussing with about 30 other parties with a view to forming a mega alliance in June.

The aim is to boost their chances of defeating incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s general election.

President Muhammadu Buhari has since declared his interest to seek a second term of four years in office.

“We have started the reorganisation of the party, and by June, we are going to address the nation on the way forward and the promise ADC has for Nigerians,” national chairman of ADC, Okey Nwosu, told ThisDay newspaper.

“By June, we are going to address the nation on the way forward and what ADC has in stock for Nigeria and Africa.

“We are just working on a document to create a continental brand from the ADC, a model political party like no one before.”

He also said, “With this fusion we are undergoing now and the membership we have, I feel we are taking a new life. So any moment from now we are going to fix our convention.

“The most important thing for people like me is that I have founded a party that eminent Nigerians approve as a proper vehicle to address the inadequacies that brought about the political situation in our country.

“So I am fulfilled and I am like a missionary on a mission of nation-building. Position doesn’t matter to me and most members of the party. My preoccupation from now on is how to move this party to the Villa and state government houses in Nigeria.”

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