Except for any last-minute change of plans, there are strong indications that a planned mega opposition party in the country will be formed before the end of March, 2017.
The Punch gathered that those who were participating in the talks included a former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party.
It was learnt that efforts aimed at forming the party had intensified since the result of the Ondo State election was released.
A chieftain of the PDP, who craved anonymity, told Sunday Punch that with what happened in Ondo state, it was now very clear that the Muhammadu Buhari administration was not ready to relinquish power despite the fact that it had no solution to the economic recession in the country.
The source said, “The mega party is still at a formative stage but I can tell you we are making steady progress.
“With what happened in Ondo, you will agree with me that the cabal around the President, including a governor from the North-Central, and some ministers, has hijacked the party structure.
“They have shown more than once that they want to frustrate Tinubu and Atiku out of the APC. These are tested politicians, who have no plans of retiring any time soon.
“The picture will become clearer before the end of the first quarter of next year (March 2017) because some of our people believe that if we come out now, the cabal will use executive powers to frustrate us. Others feel it is better to let Nigerians know but our leaders are meeting at home and abroad. We are waiting for them.”