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PDP to merge with seven parties over 2019 Election

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed that discussions are ongoing with seven political parties to form alliance ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Chairman of the PDP Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee,n Prof. Jerry Gana said this yesterday in Abuja.

He spoke while submitting the report of his committee to the leadership of the party.

Gana noted that the initial contacts made by the committee “yielded positive responses from seven people-focused and democratic parties”.

“Our desire is to have all genuine democrats and friends of the people to flow together and provide a fresh and trustworthy leadership to promote and ensure a people-friendly process of national development”, Prof Gana said.

Spokesman for the Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, also confirmed the development to newsmen.

Meanwhile, PDP lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have denied rumours that some of them have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Chairman, Committee on Central Business District (CBD), Victor Akande, said he was not aware of any detection plan.

Akande, representing Ojo 1, said: “I don’t know if anybody has joined APC. All I know is that Victor Akande is still a member of PDP. I have faith in my cause.”

The Chairman, Committee on Special Duties and Inter-government Relations, Olusola Sokunle, said: “As we align with the good cause of the government, it does not mean we are defecting. We are not kids; it is not right; it is a rumour.”

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