All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) stakeholders in Yobe State yesterday backed the merger of the party with Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) to form All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was a unanimous decision taken at a meeting at Government House, Damaturu.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, represented by his deputy, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, said the merger is in the best interest of the common people.
APC, according to him, will map out strategies to galvanise support at the grassroots to ensure good governance, accountability and transparency.
He charged all stakeholders, comprising members of the National and State Houses of Assemblies, commissioners, youths and women to “leave no stone unturned in achieving the objectives of merging with APC.”
He said: “this will surely enable us bring to an end the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) monopoly of power which has lasted for almost 13 years without results, threatening to lead to the total collapse of the nation.
“I have the full hope that with your support and cooperation, the leadership of the new party will strive to correct all the wrongs perpetrated by the ruling party at the national and state levels where it holds sway.”
Also speaking, Senator Ahmed Lawan, representing Yobe North said the merger has provided a platform for some PDP governors and federal legislators to defect before the 2015 general elections.