APC Describes Utomi as Serial Promoter of Merger Parties

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described  a chieftain of the Labour Party, LP, Prof. Pat Utomi, as a serial promoter of mega parties.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, stated this in a statement issued Monday while reacting to a statement credited to Utomi on a possible merger among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), LP and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) ahead of 2027.

He said: “As a serial promoter of mega parties that never materialize, Prof. Pat Utomi’s statement cannot be taken that seriously. 

“In 2021, Prof Utomi and his collaborators disturbed the airwaves with plans to launch a people-centered ideological mega party under the auspices of the National Consultative Front (NCFront) to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). That plan did not go past the news headlines.

“Now in 2024, Prof. Utomi is touting a possible merger or collaboration between the Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the PDP, vastly the political parties, according to him, that are bereft of any ideological orientation or did not manage to create an alignment with the Nigerian People to improve the quality of their lives.

“One can only infer that Prof. Utomi may be positing that his personal involvement in the proposed alliance will transform the same parties, he has adjudged to be decadent and anti-people, into bastions of political and economic liberty for Nigerians. That is an unmitigated delusion of grandeur.”

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