The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has disclosed that the party is not in merger talk with any political party in the country.
The party in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Tosin Adeyanju, called on the general public and its members across the country to discontinuance such rumour.
The statement noted that the party strives to feature in all elective position in 2019 general elections.
It also urged Nigerians to debunk news that the party is in a purported merger talks with the SDP, describing it as “fabricated lies because APDA is not aware of and not interested in such talks.”
The statement reads in part: “In the craft world of politics, it is not rude shock to Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) that sources alien to the party are crafting in their clandestine domains and wild imaginations of ‘merger talks’ by APDA with other political parties, not excluding the revived Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“It is not lost on APDA that some persons with their consorts who continue to nurse hidden but illicit interests in APDA, as bargaining foil for their nothing but egotistical agenda for leadership of the SDP are masterminds of the purported merger talks.”
APDA, however, categorically declared to the world that the craftsmen with their supporting cast of the merger talks are engaging themselves in strategic tacit deception, to hoodwink the public against the party by the alleged merger talks.
The party added that it is doing everything possible to come up with a credible candidates that will fly the party’s flag in the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections later this year.