The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said it will conclude all merger or alliance talks with interested political parties in July this year.
ADC national chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu, who stated this at a press conference yesterday after the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, listed eight criteria that interested political party must fulfill for the merger to hold.
The criteria include, commitment to stay on the party’s ideology and vision, accountability to constituency and country, inclusivity and full involvement of youths and women, building bridges across borders, support a more prudent and responsive government framework, and anti-corruption and complete service orientation.
He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of cluelessness and vengeful, adding that the party has taken propaganda, lies and cruelty too far.
“We are in very unusual time in Nigeria. As a result, we need the alignment of progressive and patriotic forces and political parties to deal with the APC monster.
“Our national and international coordinators, facilitators and mentors, and our technical and strategic committee nationwide are doing the strategic networking that will ensure that we rescue our fatherland,” he added.
The party chairman further bemoaned the state of affairs in the country, describing the administration as bizarre, parochial, dictatorial and mindless.
“We have always been committed to changing the ugly politics that seem to pollute our environment, and government,” the national chairman added.
He however warned against alleged moves by the administration to go against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying, “Nigerians will react if moves are made to arrest him.”
He said the people who gave Buhari the mandate will demand its return if he does so.
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