Merger Plans will Fail, Says PPA Chairman

11 Feb 2013

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The National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Sam Nkire, has predicted the failure of the proposed merger of four opposition political parties in the country. 

Nkire, in a statement yesterday, said the best and most workable arrangement would have been for the parties involved to keep their structures and field one candidate during the presidential election.
According to him, the real problem would start when it comes to filling party positions at the federal, state, local government and ward levels.

He said for every new party position created in the new All Progressive Congress (APC), three former office holders in the four merging parties were bound to lose their positions, which may lead to mass defection to other political parties such as PPA. 
Nkire said it was difficult to ask a Nigerian political office holder to step down for another and become an ordinary member and expect 100 per cent loyalty from the person.

The PPA boss further said already there were signs of a serious crack within the merger as expected.
According to him, one of the four parties is already dissociating itself from the marriage, a crack that is widening by the day.
In anticipation of mass exodus from the merging parties, the PPA national chairman said his party would not reject anybody, who willingly desires to join it.

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