Hanga Led Faction of Defunct CPC May Join Atiku’s PDM
A renegade faction of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC led by Senator Rufai Hanga, has said it may explore the option of merging with the newly formed political party, the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM.
The PDM which is believed to have links with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC last week.
In a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Chief Dennis Aghanya, the CPC group said it hoped to fill the gap created in the north with the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of which the defunct CPC and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) are constituent part.
According to him, the two parties have commenced talks on the possibility of merging.
“Although discussions have been ongoing between the two groups for the past few months through our leaders, Senator Hanga, Senator Mamman Dan Musa and a caucus of our northern leaders over the possibility of a merger between the two vibrant political groups in the north, it was agreed that efforts should first be concentrated to ensure the registration of the PDM by INEC,” he said.
Now that the new party has been registered, Aghanya said a meeting of the group had been slated for Abuja this week to review the current development, especially its pending court action against the former leadership of CPC, for which judgment has been fixed for October 7.
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