Again, New PDP defection plan from APC fails
- Chieftains under pressure from supporters over timing, choice of party
Plans by members of the nPDP to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) appears stalled for now, seven days to the crucial national convention of the ruling party.
Leaders of the group have come under pressure from their supporters to let them know their next line of action as early as possible, after suspending peace talks with the APC.
The nPDP, which comprises Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara , Governor Aminu Tambuwwal (Sokoto), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako, among others, wants to exit the APC over alleged marginalisation and harassment of its members by the leadership of the ruling party.
Nyako said last week that there is no going back on their decision to leave the APC.
He said the group has held talks with the PDP, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) with a view to picking which one to merge with.
The group is also considering forming a new party, he said.
However, The Nation gathered that confusion has gripped the group with members of group unable to reach an agreement on how to go about their exit from the APC.
Some members are even said to be opposed to the idea of defection.