Opposition Parties Merger Giving Jonathan’s Government Sleepless Night – Buhari
The merger of four opposition political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC is giving the government of President Goodluck Jonathan sleepless nights, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari has said.
Buhari, who is also the National Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change, said this at the last meeting of the Board of Trustees of his party in Abuja on Wednesday in preparation for its fusion to the newly formed party after its convention on Saturday.
Reminding members of the BoT about the need to remain resolute in their desire to rescue the nation, he said there was no going back on the proposed merger.
“If you could recall, it was six months ago almost to the day we had the last Board of Trustees meeting, following which we launched our project for repositioning our party and pursuing the issue of merger, he said.
“Eventually, the merger process took a life of its own: it caught the nation’s imagination and attention, and had proved unstoppable; and it, no doubt, must have given government sleepless nights.”
He recalled that at the meeting he had with leaders of the party on November 7, 2012, he had requested for and the leaders approved the formation of a CPC Merger Committee to negotiate all issues pertaining to the merger.
Buhari said he was happy that the committee set up by leaders of the party at its meeting held on November 7, 2012, where approved the formation of a CPC Merger Committee to negotiate all issues pertaining to the merger had now concluded its assignment, urging members present at the BoT meeting to study the provisions of the new APC constitution and determine whether it had adequate checks and balances in places.
He said, “But even more importantly, you should take time to carefully read options proposed for the transitional management structure of the new party and choose which option will best lead to satisfy the yearnings of our teeming supporters. This should be done now.”
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