20 political parties under the aegis of The Patriotic Alliance of Nigeria PAN, an association of opposition political parties yesterday adopted the All Progressive Grand Alliance ahead of the 2015 general election.
Addressing newsmen after a closed door meeting in Lagos yesterday PAN spokesman and the National Chairman of the Action Alliance Dr. Dele Jadi said that the group choose APGA because of its transparency and clear cut political ideology.
“APGA has a clear cut ideology on issues that will facilitate National development , hence the decision to adopt the party as a platform for the 2015 election,” Jadi said.
PAN a group comprising of 20 registered political parties also added that the platform will be an all inclusive alliance in the forth coming election.
he noted that the parties are not going into a merger but an alliance using APGA to present a single candidate for the presidential election.
The meeting which have in attendance representative of the political parties including Accord Party, Citizen Popular Party CPP, African Democratic Congress ADC, New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP, Advance Congress of Democrat (ACD),United Democratic Party UDP, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria ACPN, Mega Progressive Peoples Party MPPP among others also express its readiness to support the new interim chairman Barrister Maxi Oku on the onerous task of repositioning APGA for the election.
Responding to newsmen after the meeting, APGA Interim national Chairman assured that the APGA will not disappoint Nigerians.
He said the only credible platform which the Nigerian masses can identify , stressing the party leadership appreciate the opportunity to use the party for the huge alliance.
He however said that despite the current challenges facing the party, the party leadership has set up a committee to woo backed aggrieved members of the party.
He said he will continue to foster the unity in which PAN is known for in the new alliance, stressing that selfish political interest has been the bane of political alliance in Nigeria.
He said APGA is not involve in the new All Progressive Congress APC merger.