CPC seeks alliances ahead of 2015 elections

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said in Abuja on Wednesday that it was working on multiple alliances ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Buba Galadima, the party’s National Secretary, said the multiple alliances had become necessary aimed at effecting change of baton at the federal level in 2015.

“CPC is doing this in collaboration with many political parties and stakeholders because there is urgent need for change and Nigerians must make concerted efforts to ensure that there is a change of baton in 2015,” he said.

Galadima said that CPC was in alliance with ANPP, ACN and Labour Party with a view toward creating an understanding and form a unified block to promote transparent, free and fair elections.

He said series of lessons had been learnt “from our failure in the last merger before the 2011 elections therefore all the progressive forces are treading carefully''.

He said the party had set up a think tank committee that had met with various groups from Kebbi, Zamfara, Katstina and Gombe states seeking their opinions and strategies for the move.

He said that renewal, finance, negotiation, reconciliation and restructuring committees had been set up by the party in more than 24 states as part of the measures to ensure success.

Galadima said it was the outcome of this various meetings that would lead to the next line of action of either to create an alliance or merger as a single party in 2015.

He said the leaders of CPC and ACN in their last meeting had “fruitful discussions” on alliance and workable plans ahead of the next general elections.

Galadima said they also reviewed some of the issues that scuttled the previous alliance moves before the 2011 elections with a view to avoid making the same mistakes.