Splinter groups from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have teamed up with others in the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) to propose a new party to be called Peoples Mega Party (PMP).
The new political group, PMP, which mainly consist of aggrieved members of the PDP, APGA, LP, AP and APC, held its maiden meeting in Abuja yesterday, and unanimously adopted Chief Perry Opara as its interim chairman.
During the party’s National Executive Council/National retreat, Opara told the delegates that the mission of the new political platform is to provide a very focused and patriotic body deviod of negative traits of impunity and confusion.
He said: “The major people who are in the party are former members of the PDP who are disenchanted by the high level of corruption, high level of impunity and high-handedness in the PDP.
‘’They have decided to form something very new and they are of the opinion that they should hand over the party to younger elements who are less corrupt and who can fight for the interest of the people.
“It does not mean that it is only people from the PDP, we have APGA chairmen from many states of Nigeria identifying with the new party, people from Labour Party, LP, and the Accord Party, AP.
‘’There are also disenchanted people from the APC that feel that they want a new place and that is what it is. Today marks the birth of this new party.”
However, Opara declined to mention names of those PDP and APC members floating the party, saying no one among them have given permission to make it open.
Mr. Opara is a top associate of Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr. Gulak, who is believed to be the key initiator of PMP, has recently been embroiled in a row with PDP leaders over his ambition to become the chairman of the party.
The yet-to-be registered party adopted the picture of a human being as its logo, while its slogan is: “Forward Nigeria.”