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Amaechi, five Northern govs form new party, VOP

By The Rainbow
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A new political party, Voice of the People (VOP), is in the offing.

Indeed, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may announce the approval of the new political association this week.

Its recognition by INEC would make it the fourth political party the electoral body would be registering within one month. The others are the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and Independent Democrats (ID).

This time, however, according to sources, the new party is being sponsored and promoted by some governors 'who will have no need to deny their involvement.'

The source was apparently referring to the serial denial by alleged promoters of the PDM.

Save for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who affirmed that his associates were behind the PDM, governors on the platform of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) all denied having any links with its formation.

But the coming of the VOP may be different, as sources disclosed that 'those behind its formation are ready to stick out their necks for what they believe in.'

And that belief, one of the sources said, 'is to stop President Jonathan in his 2015 ambition.'