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Yobe ANPP Okays Merger With APC

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SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, (THEWILL) - The Yobe State chapter of the All Nigerian People's Party (ANPP), Saturday, in Damaturu, the state capital, okayed Governor Ibrahim Gaidam’s decision to enlist the party in the merger with the newly-formed All Progressives Congress (APC).

At a stakeholders’ meeting which held at the Government House, Damaturu, ANPP members endorsed the mega party plan by the opposition, saying it portends a good omen for the country’s democracy.

Drawing participation from the leaders of the party from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state, including elected representatives at both state and federal levels, the meeting was chaired by the deputy governor, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, who represented the governor.

The leaders of the party who spoke at the meeting included Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North), Alhaji Adamu Dala Dogo (Speaker, Yobe Assembly), Mallam Sani Inuwa Nguru ( ANPP, Yobe State Chairman), Alhaji Sidi Karasuwa ( former chairman of ANPP, Yobe), and Hajiya Asmau Kolo ( Women Leader of the party and Commissioner for Women Affairs). They all expressed support for the planned mega party.

Speaking while declaring the meeting opened, the deputy governor noted that the recent merger which took place between ANPP, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to form APC was the best option to wrest power from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which, according to him, has within the past 13 years, brought the nation into a near collapse.

He said the meeting was crucial as it will offer all members of the party in the state an avenue to discuss issues related to the merger, come together with full support and cooperation on how to move the new party APC to a greater height.

He said the merger is a welcome development in rescuing Nigeria from its decay, and therefore urged all ANPP stakeholders and supporters to give their overwhelming cooperation to the ongoing merger for the betterment of the state and the country at large.

He added that the decision to merge with these strong political parties is borne out of the poverty, corruption, insecurity and injustice being experienced under the opposition PDP administration, maintaining that "all the parties involved in the merger and those to join soon conceived this idea because they are true democrats that are patriotic and willing to see positive changes come 2015."

He noted that it is expedient to say that all ANPP supporters in Yobe State need to make it crystal clear for the world to know that they are overwhelmingly in support of the merger.

While soliciting their support and cooperation to move the new party to its promised land, he however said, he was optimistic that APC will in 2015 unseat the present PDP -led Government of President Goodluck Jonathan which, according to him, is characterised with unemployment, insecurity, poverty, corruption, injustice and above all infrastructural decay.

In his address at the occasion, the state Chairman of the ANPP, Alhaji Inuwa Nguru, urged all the party supporters to come together under the umbrella of the new party, work collectively without sentiment, individual interest or religious affiliation, saying APC will carry everybody along irrespective of ethnic or cultural consideration.

The meeting had in attendance Senators Alkali Jajere and Ahmed Lawan while the former governor of the state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, was conspicuously absent.

Others at the meeting including the House of Representatives members,the State House of Assembly members, party leaders from the state and the 17 Local Government Areas, among others, unilaterally agreed that the decision to merge with other opposition parties was in good light and a rescue mission to salvage the country.

The Yobe State chapter of the All Nigerian People's Party (ANPP), Saturday, in Damaturu, the state capital, okayed Governor Ibrahim Gaidam’s decision to enlist the party in the merger with the newly-formed All Progressive Congress (APC).

At a stakeholders’ meeting which held at the Government House, Damaturu, ANPP members endorsed the mega party plan by the opposition, saying it portends a good omen for the country’s democracy.

Drawing participation from the leaders of the party from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state, including elected representatives at both state and federal levels, the meeting was chaired by the deputy governor, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, who represented the governor.

The leaders of the party who spoke at the meeting included Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North), Alhaji Adamu Dala Dogo (Speaker, Yobe Assembly), Mallam Sani Inuwa Nguru ( ANPP, Yobe State Chairman), Alhaji Sidi Karasuwa ( former chairman of ANPP, Yobe), and Hajiya Asmau Kolo ( Women Leader of the party and Commissioner for Women Affairs). They all expressed support for the planned mega party.

Speaking while declaring the meeting opened, the deputy governor noted that the recent merger which took place between ANPP, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to form APC was the best option to wrest power from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which, according to him, has within the past 13 years, brought the nation into a near collapse.

He said the meeting was crucial as it will offer all members of the party in the state an avenue to discuss issues related to the merger, come together with full support and cooperation on how to move the new party APC to a greater height.

He said the merger is a welcome development in rescuing Nigeria from its decay, and therefore urged all ANPP stakeholders and supporters to give their overwhelming cooperation to the ongoing merger for the betterment of the state and the country at large.

He added that the decision to merge with these strong political parties is borne out of the poverty, corruption, insecurity and injustice being experienced under the opposition PDP administration, maintaining that "all the parties involved in the merger and those to join soon conceived this idea because they are true democrats that are patriotic and willing to see positive changes come 2015."

He noted that it is expedient to say that all ANPP supporters in Yobe State need to make it crystal clear for the world to know that they are overwhelmingly in support of the merger.

While soliciting their support and cooperation to move the new party to its promised land, he however said, he was optimistic that APC will in 2015 unseat the present PDP -led Government of President Goodluck Jonathan which, according to him, is characterised with unemployment, insecurity, poverty, corruption, injustice and above all infrastructural decay.

In his address at the occasion, the state Chairman of the ANPP, Alhaji Inuwa Nguru, urged all the party supporters to come together under the umbrella of the new party, work collectively without sentiment, individual interest or religious affiliation, saying APC will carry everybody along irrespective of ethnic or cultural consideration.

The meeting had in attendance Senators Alkali Jajere and Ahmed Lawan while the former governor of the state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, was conspicuously absent.

Others at the meeting including the House of Representatives members,the State House of Assembly members, party leaders from the state and the 17 Local Government Areas, among others, unilaterally agreed that the decision to merge with other opposition parties was in good light and a rescue mission to salvage the country.