We Are Open To Mergers – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed its readiness to merge with any other willing political parties and associations that shared its ideals.

The party however said it was not contemplating a change of identity, noting that the vision of its founding fathers remains timeless.

A statement signed by Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said, “having been the guardian of Nigerian democracy for 16 years during which it nurtured and blossomed democratic governance as well as etched its name in the pantheon of good governance, the PDP will not in the circumstance of ephemeral loss of power change its identity or its time-honoured characteristic values.”

Metuh insisted that the PDP is a national political party with the strength and spread to regain pre-eminence, despite losing control of the federal government and some states in the last general elections.

“Our colour remains green, white and red and power still belongs to the people. And to assert that we are proud of the successes of our successive leaders in taking Nigeria to its present height is an understatement, which the passage of the next four years under the All Progressives Congress will certainly prove,” he said.

He said though the party is committed to its present structures, it will not close its doors to other political parties wishing to be assimilated into its fold as the best vehicle for the fulfillment of political aspirations of all Nigerians regardless of tribe and religion.

The party added that the fact that it is going into opposition will not mitigate its ability as the flagship of democracy, maintaining that it would soar higher in providing credible alternative as a constructive opposition, “far removed from the wrathful destruction that the APC lived thus far.”

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