Mr. Tanko, who also is the chairman of the National Conscience Party, (NCP) congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for painstakingly ensuring that the process was duly followed.
He said "Democracy is about popular demand by the people. It is also about rule of law and order. For the first time in the history of our country, we are taking another giant step towards the development of democracy. We had always had alliance, but not merger.
"The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) need to be congratulated for painstakingly ensuring that the process is duly followed. As the INEC chair has consistently said he is guided by the law of the land (Constitution).