APC Should Join Our Mega Party – Falae

APC Should Join Our Mega Party – Falae

The National Chairman of Social Democratic Mega Party, Chief Olu Falae, has invited the newly formed opposition mega party, All Progressives Congress, to join 16 other opposition parties that he is leading in merger talks.

APC Should Join Our Mega Party – Falae

APC was formed by the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change, All Nigeria Peoples Party, and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

Falae is leading the merger of 16 opposition political parties to form another mega party.

In an interview with our correspondent, he said, “Why can’t APC join us? CPC, ANPP and ACN are all my friends but why can’t they join my party? Why should I join them? Is it because their ideological purity is better than ours?”

He criticised political parties with roots in the South-West for failing to adopt the original ideology of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, of which he is a leader.

Falae argued that the new party would not be regional would gain nationwide support, with a national agenda. He noted that many of the 16 political parties, membership covered the country, were not led by Yoruba.

He said, “The Yoruba mentality of joining others must be discarded. We are first-class Nigerians. Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, who is leading ACN to join APC is our child.

“We were their leaders and we are still their leaders. We may not be in government today but the ideological philosophy of Afenifere is with us. We shall all come back to the truth.”

The leader of the National Democratic Coalition also said he would also not be part of revival of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s United Party of Nigeria being proposed by the Founder, Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun.

He said, “The most logical thing is that the UPN is not registered yet. How can I, a leader of a registered political party that has contested election, abandon my party and followers to join a group that is not yet registered? That will be ridiculous; it should be the other way round.”

The PUNCH had last Monday reported that the National Chairman, Advanced Congress of Democrats, one of the merging parties, Mr. Yusuf Yakub, had confirmed the new merger, saying, “There were so many opposition political parties that attended the meeting; I assure you something good will come out of it. The alliance will be a third alternative to Nigerians.”

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