By John Shiklam
Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Monday called on the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to extend their ongoing alliance talks to other parties in order to have a formidable grounds to kick out the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) out of power in 2015.
Musa in an interview with THISDAY in Kaduna described moves by the two parties to form an alliance as a good development, noting however that the two parties cannot go it all along without carrying other parties along.
According to him, among all the opposition parties, the ACN is the most formidable; pointing out that other political parties should rally round it in order to effect the desired change Nigerians are yearning for in Nigeria.
He said further that in order to achieve this, those in the opposition must do away with all personal ambition and be united to bring out a very credible, patriotic and trust worthy Nigerian that will win the confidence of the generality of the Nigerian masses.
He maintained that Nigerians were tired of the PDP and its anti people policies and are desirous of positive change that will address the bad situation of things in the country, stressing that all the people need, is a political a strong opposition that would produce a credible and generally acceptable Presidential candidate for the party.
He warned against mistakes of the past and urged the two political parties to reach out to other political to mobilise Nigerians to vote out the PDP in 2012, adding that the ACN, as the leading opposition should take the lead by initiating such moves.
“We should not deceive ourselves, ACN has control of at least six states, it is the leading opposition party and it must take the lead in bringing all other parties together. If we really want to remove the PDP out of power, we have to rally round support from all stakeholders” the former governor said.