Osun - Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has called for the merger of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Osun.
Aregbesola made the call in Osogbo on Sunday at the seventh National Convention of the NCP.
The convention's theme was ``People’s Democracy: Need for Genuine Participation’’.
The governor, who was the special guest of honour at the event, said the request was because the two parties had the same ideology of abolishing poverty and social injustice.
Aregbesola expressed appreciation for the contributions of NCP members to his election.
Mr Femi Aborisade, the Coordinator of the Centre for Labour and Development Studies, urged NCP members to uphold the fundamental principles they were known for by Nigerians.
According to him, the NCP is a source of hope for the liberation of Nigeria.
He listed the main objectives of the party as the actualisation of the June 12 election as a basis for termination of military rule and a first step for the introduction of genuine democracy in Nigeria.
He said that others were to provide a platform for genuine change-seeking elements in Nigeria for the freedom of the masses.
Former National Chairman of the party, Mr Femi Falana, described the governor as a humble and intelligent man.
He, however, said that the merging did not mean that the NCP would totally dissolve into the ACN.
The newly-elected executive members include Mr Yanusa Tanko, National Chairman; Mr Ayodele Akerele, National Secretary General, Ms Amina Molid, National Financial Secretary and Mrs Funmi Tanigbola, National Women Coordinator.