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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Tinubu And Atiku To Form New Party In 2017?

The proposed mega opposition party in the country will be formed before the end of March 2017.

It was gathered that the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party and aggrieved chieftains of the All Progressives Congress had intensified efforts aimed at forming the party since the result of the Ondo State election was released.

Findings showed that besides the plan to form a new mega party, those involved in the talks were also considering adopting any of the existing political parties as their platform.

It was gathered that those who were participating in the talks included former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

A PDP chieftain, who confided in Sunday PUNCH on Saturday, said with what happened in Ondo, it had become obvious that the Muhammadu Buhari administration was not ready to relinquish power despite the fact that it had no solution to the economic recession in the country.

The source said, “The mega party is still at a formative stage but I can tell you we are making steady progress.

“With what happened in Ondo, you will agree with me that the cabal around the President, including a governor from the North-Central, and some ministers, has hijacked the party structure.

“They have shown more than once that they want to frustrate Tinubu and Atiku out of the APC. These are tested politicians, who have no plans of retiring any time soon.

“The picture will become clearer before the end of the first quarter of next year (March 2017) because some of our people believe that if we come out now, the cabal will use executive powers to frustrate us. Others feel it is better to let Nigerians know but our leaders are meeting at home and abroad. We are waiting for them.”

Investigations showed that those involved in the talks were aware of the Federal Government’s plot to thwart the groups’ plan to form a new mega party, informing the plan of the groups to adopt any of the existing parties and uplift it to a mega status.

A PDP chieftain, who confided in Saturday PUNCH, said, “We are working on the plan to form a mega party, but we may adopt any of the existing parties, if the government thwarts our efforts.”

It was also gathered that the Makarfi faction planned to strengthen its electoral strength in the South-East by entrenching rotational presidency in the constitution of the new party.

A top member of the party, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH on condition of anonymity, said the group was aware of the plans by the Buhari administration to make an inroad into the South-East in 2019.

The PDP chieftain added, “The South-East and South-South are areas of our strength. We have noticed that the Presidency has been receiving Igbo leaders at the Aso Rock. This is part of the bid to win the zone in 2019.

“We may have to make some concessions to the South-East to truly show that we care for the zone. These will include rotational presidency.”

For Tinubu, it was also gathered that the group was seriously considering the offer of the Makarfi faction to form a mega party.

It was learnt that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, had been reaching out to the Tinubu group on behalf of the faction.

A member of the Tinubu group, who confided in SUNDAY PUNCH, stated, “We do not want to make the mistake we made with Buhari by rushing to support him. We are considering the offer from the PDP faction.”

Besides Tinubu and Atiku, other prominent politicians being targeted by the Makarfi faction include a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankanso; the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and an ex-governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

It was gathered that the Makarfi faction was aware of the desperate move of the President to woo Saraki.

This, it was learnt, was one of the reasons for the Senate President’s recent frequent visits to the President.

“We have not given up on Saraki. He is one of us and we believe he is going to be part of the mega party we will form,” a PDP chieftain stated.

One of our correspondents learnt that the Federal Government had dropped the Senate Order forgery suit against Saraki in order to ensure his loyalty to Buhari.

It was also believed that the Senate President was instrumental to the emergence of former sports minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, as the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party.

“Even the trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Tribunal may crumble or never be concluded. It’s all part of the plan to ensure that Saraki does not join the new party to be formed,” a source told one of our correspondents on Saturday.

For Kwankanso, it was gathered that the former governor had almost been pushed out of the APC by his successor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje.

“Kwankanso is going to be part of the new arrangement because for now, he is only a fringe member of the APC,” the PDP source added.

Efforts made to get the reaction of the Makarfi faction were unsuccessful as calls made to the telephone of the National Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, were not connected.

Adeyeye, a former minister of state for works, had, however, once denied that the inter-party committee, set up by Makarfi, was given a mandate to change the name of the PDP.

When one of our correspondents contacted the Special Adviser to Tinubu, Mr. Tunde Rahman, he said he was not aware of the plan to form a mega party.

He said, “I am not aware of that development. I am not aware at all.”

On his part, the media aide to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe, dismissed insinuations that his principal was considering dumping the APC.

He accused those he referred to as political jobbers and mischief makers of trying to drag the former Vice-President into their baseless conspiracy theory.

“The statement we issued as far back as 2015 on this vexatious speculation is as valid then as it is valid today.

“The same sets of mischief makers are at it again. The Turakin Adamawa has shown in his words and deeds that he is a committed member of the All Progressives Congress nothing has changed,” Ibe stated.

The statement, which was issued by the Atiku Media Office, described media reports linking Atiku to a new party, as “lies concocted by some mischief makers who were trying to cause disaffection between the former Vice-President and his party.



  1. Ekwe! These great grandfathers no wan retire?

  2. God forbid bad thing
    Everyone can see the aftermath of voting Buhari in, that mistake will never happen again

    1. So no more shouts of Sai Baba again by you people that voted him in?...


  3. God will help them but not part of this

    *Larry was here*

  4. Very soon they will show their true colours

    1. You already know their colors...same old people

  5. Mschew, they think they own Nigeria,
    God let your will be done.

  6. Same nonsense, they'll still betray you Tinubu, go back to ur Oodua pple. These Hausas are only loyal to themselves. You will not learn until they put you in prison.

  7. Naija n recycling, all dis old men won't retire

  8. Hahahahahaha... They have not seen something, this is just the beginning. You people wanted buhari, now you have it. Same set of thieves want to form another party, 2019 will be hot.

  9. Same old recycled politicians, which way Nigeria?

  10. I knew it! I just knew they'll do something like this!!

    Why won't these old men allow the younger generation to see the light and lead? Tueh to all them corrupt fools

  11. In this recession, they're giving us this long note to read, please whatever, that's their ish..

    *allergic to bullshite*

  12. Tin Ubuntu and Atiku.. professional opposition party formers. Assholes

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  14. If they want to succeed they should adopt youths and do away with the old. The younger generation need to be heard. We have a lot to say.

  15. Tinubu has started again o. Why form alliance with Atiku of all people? E be like say politics don tire am. That was how he opened apc's doors to all Tom, Dick and Harry and see how that turned out. He better be kiafu....... but if he forms a new party, I'll be sure to register as a member. Buhari and his skeletal structure needs to leave that office.

  16. God pls take away all these "recycled" politicians. All they want is to drain our resources and destroy this country. with all the money they have how many scholarship award do they give annually. Only God knows what will happen in 2019. pls God save us

  17. Hahahaahhahahhahahababaababhahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahhahahha

    Tinubu u see your life outside
    Oh so now you can see he has hijacked a party u formed with your sweat and blood.
    Did i also hear you people will consider south east and bring them in on rotational basis.
    Oh you thinks the Igbos will be readily used and dumped like u planned to use buhari and win and gently shove him aside so osibanjo will succeed him? Eiyaaa buhari refused to be shoved aside. Pele you hear. Wipe your tear. I will give u one advise tho, those igbos you are bringing closer, ensure u eat with a long spoon with them. They wont be pushovers like u anticipate

    1. Jane Preach it! D Igbos are smarter than that.

  18. OK. till then.

    God Bless Everyone.

  19. This is how they form parties. When it is not working for them in a particular party they break out and form a new one and recycle the same old people. When will Nigeria learn???

  20. Abeg they should do anything to oust baba from that seat because as I see it...baba is not ready to release power even if he should spend 12years in Aso Rock..baba is a democratic dictator.

  21. We igbos will never support any party whether mega ooo unless say na we go produce president

    1. We no even want president

  22. Same old evil men. Same old wine in new bottle still taste bad.

  23. #If you talk badly about someone who was once a significant member in your life, it shows bad character. Don't be bitter, have some class*

  24. And it will be combination of APC and PDP members so it will make no sense

  25. Lol!!! No wonder buhari has been romancing SE of recent.I don't know why dis incompetent clueless illiterate wants 2 remain in power even though he has nothing 2 offer Nigerians.he has even wooed dat village clown wit a fetish mother orji uzor kalu into APC.d Igbos should be wise,don't allow buhari and his illiterate northerners use u pple,learn from what dey are doing 2 Tinubu,he was used,humiliated and dumped by d northerners after ensuring buhari's victory.these northerners don't care about anybody but themselves.buhari stated in clear terms dat U are 5% and all of a sudden he is inviting ur chiefs 2 Aso rock and making unenending promises 2 a region he has dat he can get SE votes come 2019,since he is not sure he is gonna get SW votes. IGBOS PLS BE WISE.buhari detests igbos

    1. Buhari will win in 2019,no be INEC go announce results,the dull yorubas have put Nigeria in a big mess but God will free his people soon,Yoruba una don enter one chance

  26. This same recycled old Fools..

  27. Recycled old fools indeed .oluwa have mercy on Nija

  28. I can't be bothered about these old unproductive morons and whatever platform they represent.

  29. Abeg, someone should tell Our able Tinubu that Donald Duke and Fashola are OK to work for the benefit of Nigerians. Or I can work with Donald Duke I'm from Edo state.


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