Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have allegedly united with some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party (LP) and Accord party (AP) to form a new party, known as the Peoples Mega Party (PMP).
This latest development follows the crisis currently rocking the PDP over its choice of Ali Modu Sheriff as the new chairman of the party. The PDP allegedly has the most members in the new party.
The PMP had its maiden meeting on Tuesday, March 1st, where Mr Perry Opara, was chosen as its interim chairman.
Opara who is a top associate of Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan said the group will soon approach the Independent National Electoral Commission for its registration, and will focus on youth in its membership drive.
Gulak is believed to be the key initiator of PMP, following his failed ambition to become the chairman of the PDP.
Addressing the meeting, Opara said, “The major people who are in the party are former members of the PDP who are disenchanted by the high level of corruption, high level of impunity and high-handedness in the PDP.
“They have decided to form something very new and they are of the opinion that they should hand over the party to younger elements who are less corrupt and who can fight for the interest of the people.
“It does not mean that it is only people from the PDP, we have APGA chairmen from many states of Nigeria identifying with the new party, people from Labour Party, LP, and the Accord Party, AP.
“There are also disenchanted people from the APC that feel that they want a new place and that is what it is. Today marks the birth of this new party,” he said.