Buhari, Masari Asked To Stop Parading As Apostles Of Mega Party
LAGOS, Sept 01, (THEWILL) - Former Military Head of State, General Muhammad Buhari and ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari were today asked to stop parading themselves as apostles of the Mega Party.
This call was contained in a statement issued by the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬), stating that Buhari, Masari and their party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) "are trespassing and impersonating the nomenclature and the slogan of the Mega Party".
The statement, titled Mega Party Disclaim Masari and Buhari’s View on its Future Prospect and signed by MPPP Chairman, Hon. Rasheed Adewale Shitta-Bey, said the claim of the two leaders was unfounded.
It stated that the conception of the Mega Party started two years ago by such notable, leaders as Chief Anthony Enahoro, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Hon Chief Rasheed Adewale Shitta-Bey, and Mr. Femi Falana among others.
The statement said: "The likes of Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar merely joined later. The trio of Buhari, Atiku and Bafarawa almost scuttled the Mega project when they suddenly connived and formed National Democratic Movement (NDM) in October 2009.
"They operated the NDM as a parallel and rival body to MSM. Various concepts, noble ideas, proposals, constitution, manifesto, strategies and programmes of the MSM were used to run the NDM.
"The confusion caused by the formation of NDM which led to the exit of Buhari, Atiku and Bafarawa from the Mega Summit Movement almost drew Mega Party into comatose. Many Nigerians were aware of this development. They were then pretending to be genuine progressives in the MSM.
"Buhari was then surreptitiously registering his CPC underground while Atiku on his part kept one leg in MSM and one leg in PDP. These actions slow paced the registration and the transformation of MSM into a full fledge registered Mega Party. However, Mega Summit Movement (MSM) continued to be focused and gave birth to Mega Progressive Peoples Party.
"Masari, his cohorts and other groups in political deceptions must stop misleading the general public and teeming members of the Mega Party. They are therefore educated through this medium that the only Mega was duly registered as a political party on May 26, 2010," the statement said.