by Stanley Azuakola
As the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to fine-tune its merger between the four original parties, there are signs that it is gaining traction among other opposition elements.
The National Executive Council of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), after its meeting on February 13, 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, resolved to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) merger.
Consequently, it set up a twelve member committee to discuss the possibility of the merger with the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties.
The members of the DPP Merger Committee are as follows:
1. Gen. B. S. Magashi (rtd) – National Chairman
2. Lt. Gen. J. T. Useni (rtd) – Member
3. Chief Great Ogboru – Member
4. Senator Pius Ewherido – Member
5. Sir Olisaemeka Akamukali – Member
6. Brig. Gen. John Temlong (rtd) – Member
7. Dele Ajayi – Member
8. Romanus Egbuladike – Member
9. Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi – Member
10. Prof. Bala Takaya – Member
11. Chief Garshon Benson – Member
12. Abdullah D. Mohammed – Secretary
The DPP is noted for its effort in Delta state, where its governorship candidate in the last two elections, Great Ogboru, has won cases at the tribunal against the incumbent Emmanuel Uduaghan. Unfortunately for that party, they also lost the re-runs ordered by the election tribunals.