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APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by Nobody: 1:50am On Jun 10, 2012
APGA, ANPP reject merger invitations
Meanwhile, both the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) are said to have rejected invitation to join the grand coalition being planned by the ACN and CPC.

A source within the CPC confessed that the ANPP has not responded to the offer, citing the old frosty relationship with the CPC national leader, General Muhammadu Buhari.

The ANPP, which is still strong in many parts of the North, had in the past joined the PDP-led unity government even as it still controls two core Northern states of Borno and Yobe.

ANPP leaders were reported to have described the alliance as a coalition of strange bedfellows that may not be strong enough to defeat the PDP. It was, however, not clear whether the ANPP will join the PDP ahead of the 2015 polls.

APGA is said to have also shunned invitation from merger partners, a decision said to be unconnected with the close relationship between APGA’s leadership and the PDP-led government at the federal level.

Reports indicated that Governor Peter Obi and his Imo State counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, are very close to the PDP-led Federal Government even as Governor Okorocha was a strong member of the PDP before his defection to APGA.

The appointment of the widow of the late Emeka Oduemgwu Ojukwu, Bianca, as an ambassador was said to have strengthened APGA‘s link with the Presidency even as reports noted that Governor Obi is a personal friend of President Goodluck Jonathan.

A CPC chieftain from Enugu State, Osita Osichukwu, however, noted that the merger was targeting all opposition political parties, adding that APGA and other parties were also being consulted.

Sanusi, el-Rufai may be dragged into presidential race
Even as the merger plan is unfolding, Sunday Tribune has gathered that surreptitious moves are ongoing within the Northern caucus of the CPC over who should finally be presented as the new party‘s presidential standardbearer.

Insiders within the party revealed that the candidature of General Muhammdau Buhari being canvassed in some quarters was just a smokescreen before the unfolding of new entrants into the presidential race.

According to the source, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir el-Rufai, was considered an alternate candidate for Presidency in place of General Buhari until recent developments which allegedly saw the names of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido, being dragged into contention.

Those who supported the Buhari candidacy are said to be uncomfortable with the aspiration of Mallam el-Rufai who they see as an extention of the PDP, having served in many capacities under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Reports said it was those hardliners behind Buhari who are said to be reaching out to the CBN governor to join and run for Presidency under the new party being worked upon.

Findings showed that these conservative wings of the CPC see in Lamido many traits of General Buhari such as what was described as his opposition to the status quo even to the detriment of his current position as the head of CBN.

Supporters of el-Rufai are also said to be aware of the new move in favour of Sanusi.

The two have of recent intensified their defence of the North in the face of many challenges with Sanusi’s royal connections coming handy.

While el-Rufai has been very loud in defense of the North, Sanusi, on the other hand, laid the foundation for the Northern revolt against the current revenue sharing formula.

Close associates of the CBN governor are, however, quick to deny that he is nurturing presidential ambition, noting instead that his life ambition is to become the Emir of Kano.

Events of recent weeks, however, tend to increase speculations of a presidential agenda as the recent turbanning of the CBN governor by the Emir of Kano was described by those who attended as beyond chieftaincy inauguration.

The CBN governor is not a card-carrying member of the ruling PDP, reports also indicated.


http://tribune.com.ng/sun/front-page-articles/7546-plot-thickens-against-acn-cpc-merger-as-anpp-apga-boycott-talks-sanusi-el-rufai-may-be-dragged-into-presidential-race
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by bashr8: 2:56am On Jun 10, 2012
interesting , well with time we will know where APGA and ANPP really stands, besides is sanusi not also a pdp member and was given an appointment by pdp government just like el rufai? why are they disqualifying elrufai based on that. anyway this shows they are hell bent on finding a candidate from the north and no where else.
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by jason123: 3:19am On Jun 10, 2012
I no talk am?! grin grin grin
The SE has never and will never play the opposition in Nigeria! If the coalition is about winning, the SE will join the coalition. I see it as a smart move! That way they never lose out totally!

That's why ACN/CPC are unsure about the SE. The SE has "NEVER" played the opposition in Nigeria's history.
https://www.nairaland.com/958955/pdp-may-lose-aso-rock/1#11053177
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by bashr8: 3:24am On Jun 10, 2012
jason123: I no talk am?! grin grin grin
The SE has never and will never play the opposition in Nigeria! If the coalition is about winning, the SE will join the coalition. I see it as a smart move! That way they never lose out totally!
shut up ode, did u read the whole post ACN and tinubu are waiting for bribe from pdp to betray cpc again

Sunday Tribune findings showed that those working against the merger are from various sources, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and elements within the CPC who still believe the party should not dilute its character by merging with the ACN.


Many within presidential caucus in Abuja are said to be in support of granting concessions to Senator Tinubu, a development South-West leaders of the PDP see as a continuity of ACN’s domination of South-West politics.

Senator Tinubu and his team are, however, said to be hesitant even though a sizeable segment of the ACN are reported to be open to such concessions that will see the party retaining its hold on the South-West
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https://www.nairaland.com/960116/acn-cpc-merger-fails-cpc#11065941 read the full news before opening ur guter mouth cant u see ur tribalistic yoruba brother edited it mugu
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by jason123: 3:39am On Jun 10, 2012
bashr8: shut up ode, did u read the whole post ACN and tinubu are waiting for bribe from pdp to betray cpc again

Sunday Tribune findings showed that those working against the merger are from various sources, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and elements within the CPC who still believe the party should not dilute its character by merging with the ACN.


Many within presidential caucus in Abuja are said to be in support of granting concessions to Senator Tinubu, a development South-West leaders of the PDP see as a continuity of ACN’s domination of South-West politics.

Senator Tinubu and his team are, however, said to be hesitant even though a sizeable segment of the ACN are reported to be open to such concessions that will see the party retaining its hold on the South-West
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https://www.nairaland.com/960116/acn-cpc-merger-fails-cpc#11065941 read the full news before opening ur guter mouth cant u see ur tribalistic yoruba brother edited it mugu
Re-read my comment before insulting me. Then apologise.
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by bashr8: 3:42am On Jun 10, 2012
jason123: Re-read my comment before insulting me. Then apologise.
[b]I no talk am?!
The SE has never and will never play the opposition in Nigeria! If the coalition is about winning, the SE will join the coalition[/b]i guess u see nothing wrong with this statement.
Re: APGA, ANPP Reject Merger Invitations From The ACN/CPC Merger Plans by jason123: 3:47am On Jun 10, 2012
Is that a lie? If it is, I'll apologise right now.

Secondly, is that all I typed down?
In your paranoid bid to make this thread tribalistic against other ethnic groups, you missed out where I typed this down, "I see it as a smart move! That way they never lose out totally!".

I'm not really for long essays right now. So, do/think what . . .na you wahala be that.
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