Stop Accepting PDP Defectors Into Your Party, CNPP Advises APC

Stop Accepting PDP Defectors Into Your Party, CNPP Advises APC


The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties on Sunday, urged the All Progressives Congress to stop further admission of people defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the opposition party.

The CNPP said while it was tempting to give unfettered admission to political defectors from other political parties, it would be a disservice to Nigeria’s democracy for the nation to return to a one party rule.

This was contained in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu.

According to the CNPP, Nigeria’s interest should be paramount in the minds of all especially those in the field of politics.

The statement read in part, “We are making this clarion call in the collective interest of our dear fatherland, so as to forestall the return of One Party System and consequently absolute powers post 2015 general elections.

“For we cannot forget in a hurry the granite saying of Lord Acton that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely; as evidenced by the imperial posture of the PDP led Federal Government in the last 14 years which stifled political and economic growth.”

The group said it was too early to forget the nationwide jubilation which heralded the registration of the APC in July 2013.

The CNPP explained that this jubilation was predicated on what most Nigerians considered to be the birth of a broad-based, alternative political party to the PDP.

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