The main opposition party in Nigeria, PDP has apparently confirmed the rumours concerning the formation of a new mega party ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
The Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not change its registered name for a mega party, Prof. Jerry Gana, has said.
Gana, who chairs the PDP Strategic Review and Inter-party Affairs Committee, made statement on Thursday in Abuja in an interview with newsmen during a meeting of the committee, according to the Leadership.
Asked for his comment on the recommendations of the committee on the issue of mega party, Gana said that the party’s relationship with other political parties would be based on principle and cleared guidelines.
He said: “on the progress of the alliance, I will not like to give details of what is being recommended, but the PDP is desirous of attracting all lovers of democracy across the country as we move forward.
“There are details I cannot divulge at the moment because the committee’s recommendations will be passed on to the party leadership. It will not be wise to disclose the details before we submit the report.
“On the issue of mega party, we are not yet aware of PDP involvement, but all we can say is that the party wants to relate with lovers of democracy in all the parties.
“We have a syndicate committee working on this chaired by former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu.
“They are to give us the guidelines for any re-alignment plan and the number of parties that are willing to join us.
“Our engagement will be based on principle and cleared guidelines.
“PDP is the only party that can be found in every ward, it is the only party that has not changed its name, and we are not going to change the name of our party.’’