Nigeria: PDP Sets Up Committee to Meet R-APC Over 2019 Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party the leading opposition party in Nigeria ‎has set up a committee to meet with the reformed All Progressives Congress and harmonise the positions of both parties on their bid to work together in 2019.

The committee, which party sources said would be announced during the week, is also to discuss the possibility of changing the name of the PDP as requested by some of the other political parties and politicians proposing to join the party.

The party’s decision was taken at its 80th National Executive Committee meeting Monday following assurances that many big wigs in the rAPC would defect to the PDP by Thursday.

The PDP’s NEC also approved the expulsion of the senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, for holding meetings with the APC.

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said that PDP would soon take control of majority of seats in the National Assembly following the anticipated defection of lawmakers from the ruling party. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan

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