PDP raises committee on merger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee under the leadership of Senator  Ahmed Makarfi on Tuesday inaugurated a 115-member strategy review and inter-party affairs committee charged with the possibility to work-out possible merger with  other political parties.
Inaugurating the committee led by  former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, Makarfi explained that the alliance was part of the party’s strategy to return to power in 2019.

  Under the arrangement, the committee is to, among other things, “explore strategies to engage all possible allies, with a view to building positive relationship in overall interest and in furtherance of democracy in Nigeria.’’
  According to Makarfi, the committee is also  expected “to recommend strategies to reposition the party and recommend necessary amendment to the constitution of the party.”   
  Explaining further, he said: “You don’t remain docile and inactive, you don’t remain cornered so that you will not be toyed with at the whims and caprices of anybody.
  “Time is going, a lot of things are happening and our men and women are on their own and are beginning to do all sorts of meetings.
  “However, if you don’t bring all your flocks together to talk as one family, before long, good chunk of them would have gone on their own, because nobody will remain inactive for forever.
  “After due consultation, we felt that time is now right to set up a committee, called strategy review and inter-party affairs committee.”