PDP, APGA splinter groups form new party

Bitrus Kozah, Abuja

Splinter groups of People’s Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA have created a new party known as the People’s Mega Party, PMP.

This follows a leadership crisis that rocked the Peoples Democratic Party after the appointment of the National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

The new political group, PMP, which held its maiden meeting in Abuja, unanimously adopted Mr. Perry Opara as its interim chairman.

The group says it would soon approach the Independent National Electoral Commission for its registration, and will have a youth based membership drive.

Despite the defection, thousands of supporters of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have continued to show their support and loyalty to the party and the leadership of the party.

Groups of the PDP supporters from Jigawa state Northwest Nigeria, converged on the National Secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to give their vote of confidence to the party’s leadership, despite the challenges rocking the party since it lost out power to the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the 2015 presidential election.

While receiving the delegations, the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff despite all challenges “the party would not sink”.

Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff

Senator Sherriff described the party as “Noah’s Ark” following the contributions of the party in building democratic tenets and nation building.

The National Chairman of the PDP, called on “all aggrieved members of the party to forget their grievances and unite to build a stronger party”.

Earlier on Saturday, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Inuwa Bwala in Abuja on, said he has started reaching out to those who left the party for the All Progressives Congress and other political parties.

“We have started reaching out to those who left the PDP and we are discussing already.

“We are getting positive results from them, but we won’t go to the pages of newspapers to announce their names”.