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Ahead 2019 general election and the desire to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) from power,the Peoples democratic Party(PDP) has started coaliation talks with some political parties towards building a stronger party.
The opposition party(PDP) in her decision set-up a 22-member committee to moblise for a new coaliation that would unseat the ruling party in 2019 general election.
The committee christened Contact and Integration is headed by the former governor of Cross River,Senator Liyel Imoke, and is mandated to reach out to various political stakeholders including members of the ruling party desirous of changing the present crop of leaders to enthrone good governance.
The committee according to source will be inaugurated by the National Chairman of PDP,Prince Uche Secondus, soonest.
Hear him:“We are going to form a broad-based coalition that will interface in all aspects and forge a common front to edge out the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential election.
“The committee will be reaching out to all political stakeholders that are dissatisfied with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and are prepared to have an interface with the PDP with the hope of forming a coalition that would edge, out this government through the instrumentality of the ballot box,” said the source.
The National Working Committee of the PDP has set up the Committee on Contact and Integration.
Members of the PDP Contact and Mobilisation Committee include, Imoke (Chairman), Senator Ibrahim Tsauri (Secretary), Governors Ayo Fayose, Darius Ishaku as members.
Other members also include, Senator Joshua Lidani, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Senator Ibrahim Kazaure, Chief Austin Umahi, Mrs Erelu Obada, Hajia Inna Ciroma and Ambassador Kema Chikwe.
Others are Hon. Emmanuel Enoidem, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Dr. Mohammed Haliru Bello, Chief Tom Ikimi, Senator Ben Obi, Dr Babangida Aliyu, Gabriel Suswam, Senator Abdul Ningi, Hon. Ajibola Muraino, Alhaji Ibrahim Hamza and Moses Clopas Zuwegho.
The new committee as set would consider alliances and merger where necessary, and more, see to it that every political relation entered into is structured to avoid the APC’s experience of joining strange bed fellows.