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DPP FACTIONAL LEADER EXPLAINS FUSION WITH PDP

By NBF News

A former factional leader of the Democratic People's Party, Chief Biodun Ogunbiyi, said the party fused with the ruling PDP because they both shared similar ideologies.

Ogunbiyi had on July 9, along with some members of the DPP announced the fusion of the party with PDP, but the Jeremiah Useni-led faction of the DPP said Ogunbiyi and his group were expelled from the party.

In an interview with the News agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja, Ogunbiyi said that the ideas of the two parties were identical, hence the necessity for the two parties to merge.

He said, 'We wanted security to be ensured of lives and property, we wanted the issue of energy, that is power, to be addressed and these are the things the PDP government is pursuing with vigour.

'These are some of the things that have attracted us into the ruling People's Democratic Party,' he said.

Ogunbiyi said the dissolution of the former DPP to the PDP was with the intention to strengthen democracy, adding that there was nothing wrong when people moved from one party to another based on their convictions.

DPP factional leader explains fusion with PDP

By Agency Reporter
Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010




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A former factional leader of the Democratic People's Party, Chief Biodun Ogunbiyi, said the party fused with the ruling PDP because they both shared similar ideologies.

Ogunbiyi had on July 9, along with some members of the DPP announced the fusion of the party with PDP, but the Jeremiah Useni-led faction of the DPP said Ogunbiyi and his group were expelled from the party.

In an interview with the News agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja, Ogunbiyi said that the ideas of the two parties were identical, hence the necessity for the two parties to merge.

He said, 'We wanted security to be ensured of lives and property, we wanted the issue of energy, that is power, to be addressed and these are the things the PDP government is pursuing with vigour.

'These are some of the things that have attracted us into the ruling People's Democratic Party,' he said.

Ogunbiyi said the dissolution of the former DPP to the PDP was with the intention to strengthen democracy, adding that there was nothing wrong when people moved from one party to another based on their convictions.