‘Peoples Mega Party emerges’ as PDP finally breaks up

pdp8The crack ushered in by the leadership tussle that currently rocked the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has led to the emergence of another party

Daily Trust reports that on March 1, a faction of the PDP in collaboration with like minds in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) formed a new party known as the Peoples Mega Party (PMP). The PMP which held its first national executive committee (NEC) meeting at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, adopted the convener, chief Perry Opara, as the temporary chairman of the party. It was gathered that Opara led the PDP faction to the maiden meeting while Chief John Agbara, led the APGA faction. Agbara, who spoke at the NEC meeting, said: “after a wide consultation, we have decided to collapse the structure of APGA to PMP today. We are today full members of ‎the PMP.”

The proposed party adopted human picture as its logo while its slogan is: “Forward Nigeria.” Opara, who also addressed a crowd of supporters, explained that PMP was conceived because of leadership scrimmage within the PDP which had impacted negatively on its glory and future. “It does not mean that it is only people from the PDP, we have APGA chairmen from many states of Nigeria identifying with the new party, people from Labour Party (LP) and the Accord Party (AP). There are also disenchanted people from the APC that feel that they want a new place and that is what it is. Today marks the birth of this new party,” he said.

Opara was an aide to Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan. During the recent power play that ensued in the PDP, Gulak filed a suit against the party and the then acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Gulak was able to secure a favourable verdict from the court as Secondus was ordered to vacate office as acting chairman on ground that his acting role had ended.

Faction from PDP and APGA formed a new party known as the Peoples Mega Party (PMP) – Chief John Agbara led the APGA faction to the new party – Chief Perry Opara was adopted the temporary chairman of the new party The crack ushered in by the leadership tussle that currently rocked the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has led to the emergence of another party. With like minds in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) formed a new party known as the Peoples Mega Party (PMP). The PMP which held its first national executive committee (NEC) meeting at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, adopted the convener, chief Perry Opara, as the temporary chairman of the party. It was gathered that Opara led the PDP faction to the maiden meeting while Chief John Agbara, led the APGA faction. Agbara, who spoke at the NEC meeting, said: “after a wide consultation, we have decided to collapse the structure of APGA to PMP today. We are today full members of ‎the PMP.” The proposed party adopted human picture as its logo while its slogan is: “Forward Nigeria.” Opara, who also addressed a crowd of supporters, explained that PMP was conceived because of leadership scrimmage within the PDP which had impacted negatively on its glory and future. “It does not mean that it is only people from the PDP, we have APGA chairmen from many states of Nigeria identifying with the new party, people from Labour Party (LP) and the Accord Party (AP). There are also disenchanted people from the APC that feel that they want a new place and that is what it is. Today marks the birth of this new party,” he said. Opara was an aide to Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan. During the recent power play that ensued in the PDP, Gulak filed a suit against the party and the then acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Gulak was able to secure a favourable verdict from the court as Secondus was ordered to vacate office as acting chairman on ground. It is unfortunate that the PDP which is supposed to be playing the role of a strong opposition by now is yet to get its house in order. Some of the party’s members remained skeptical about its new national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, despite his recent assurance that he will not stay in office a day longer than prescribed by the party’s constitution. The chairman’s pledge is in response to the demand of some aggrieved members who are unhappy over his emergence as the party’s leader, and were pressurising him to step down or they would defect from the party. Meanwhile, Hon. Segun Adekola, a member representing Ekiti South federal constituency II at the House of Representatives has added his voice to the ongoing internal feud that is almost breaking the party into pieces.

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