CPC’s Gen. Mohammadu Buhari
By Ibrahim Shuaibu
A chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Jigawa State, Honourable Farouk Adamu Aliyu has said time constraints forced major opposition parties in Nigeria to open alliance talks three years to the 2015 general election.
Hon. Farouk Adamu, who is the former member of the Buji/Birnin Kudu constituency in Jigawa State and now the Sole Administrator of the party in Katsina State, told reporters in Kano the experience of the past gave birth to the present scenario adding: “We have time to review our past experiences and forge ahead in unity.”
He also disclosed that the CPC has widened its alliance talks with other stakeholders in the polity.
The CPC bigwig, however, disclosed that apart from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the CPC is also in merger talks with the All Nigeria Peoples Party, Labour Party and All Progressive Grand Alliance.
Farouk Adamu Aliyu revealed: “Our major preoccupation now is to unite major political parties that shared our dream of bringing to an end to the misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party in Nigeria.”
Commenting on the renaming of the University of Lagos after Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12 election in 1993, the former MP stated that “it was a good gesture delivered at a wrong time.”