Merger of Parties:PPA Chairman Predicts Failure
The National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance PPA, Chief Sam Nkire has predicted failure for the proposed merger of four opposition political parties in the country. Chief Nkire said the best and most workable arrangement would have been for the parties involved to keep their structures but field one candidate during presidential election. According to the PPA National Chairman the real problem will 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 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. Chief Nkire said it was difficult to ask a Nigerian political office holder to step down for another and become a an ordinary member and expect 100% loyalty from him or her.
The PPA boss further said that already there were signs of a serious crack within the merger as expected, as according to him one of the four parties is dissociating itself from the marriage. In anticipation of mass exodus from the merging parties, the PPA National Chairmanreminded intending members that the party does not reject anybody who willingly wants to join it, rather PPA literally begs people to come over.