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Eight political parties declare support for Gov Ahmed's re-election

2015-04-06 20:32
A poster of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been covered with a poster of leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari along the  ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Ilorin - Eight political parties in Kwara, under the aegis of Congress of Nigeria’s Political Party (CNPP) have declared their support for the re-election of Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed.

Alhaji Adebayo Lawal, CNPP Chairman in Kwara, told journalists at a news conference on Monday in Ilorin, that the political parties have resolved to garner votes for Gov. Ahmed.

Lawal listed the political parties as Action Alliance (AA), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), United Progressives Party (UNPP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Others are United Democratic Party (UNP), Citizen Popular Party (CPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and African Congress of Democrats (ACD).

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Lawal, State Chairman of AA, was joined by the governorship candidates of the other political parties to declare their support for the APC in the forth coming elections.

He said the support of the CNPP for the APC candidate was informed by the outcome of the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly polls in which APC emerged victorious.

“It is no longer news that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari won the general elections held on Saturday March 28.

“The incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan had taken courageous decision to congratulate him hours before the INEC declared Buhari the winner,” Lawal said.

He described APC and its candidates as those to beat in the coming elections by virtue of trend of the previous ones.

Lawal said the CNPP was taking the step in order to be in the mainstream of the nation’s politics by ensuring that Gov. Ahmed of the APC was re-elected. 

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