2019 Elections: PDP's Move To Form A New Mega Party Will Fail - APC ChieftainA chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni, has dismissed rumours of the formation of a mega-party to make a push in the 2019 general elections.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, Oni, who is the Deputy National Chairman, South, of the APC, said the ruling party and its members were determined to turn around things in the country and extend their mandate, Punch writes.
While conceding that a comeback for the PDP wasn’t entirely impossible, he said it would not be right to call any emerging party a mega party as it would not be bigger than the APC.
“We have always been saying it; this is a party that is going to turn Nigeria around completely. Any attempt to form any mega party, we can predict clearly, will end up in failure. This is the party that will turn Nigeria around, and we are prepared, we are prepared,” he said.
“If the PDP dies, there will be another opposition party. What I believe is not visible is the idea. So, we are not saying that the PDP will not come back, we are saying, don’t call whatever political party that is coming a mega party, it cannot be bigger than the APC.”
Oni, who hails from Ekiti State, added that the APC leadership had commenced talks to ensure a resolution of the differences among the members as they look to wrest power from the PDP in the state.
“Ekiti people should expect a government that will be different from Ayo Fayose’s and that will come from our party because it is not going to be Fayose’s party again, it should be our party.
“Our party should produce the next governor, that is our prayer, that is our hope and that is the hope of everybody on the street,” he said.