Abuja - The People's Democratic Movement (PDM) says it does not consider or intend to merge with any political party in the country, contrary to insinuations in some sections of the media.
This is contained in a statement on Monday in Abuja by Alaba Yusuf, the Media Adviser to the PDM National Chairman, Bashir Ibrahim.
The statement said that there had been some newspaper reports that the party was planning to merge with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It stated that Ibrahim expressed the view that the speculated merger or alliance was a figment of the imagination of some "political wishful thinkers or soothsayers''.
The statement added that the PDM, as the oldest political party in the country, had come to stay.
"The only committee we have put in place recently is our membership registration committee. We have already registered millions of members and are planning to register millions more.
"Although we welcome constructive dialogue with any political party to further the good governance and genuine developmental interest of our country, merger or alliance is not under consideration," it said.
The statement further stated that the party’s congresses and national convention had been slated for early 2014.
The statement said that PDM chairman described the death of the Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, as a monumental loss.
It said that the three-year rule of the late monarch was remarkable to the people of Ondo State and the country.
It called for constant prayers and regular medical check-ups to avert the high rate of sudden deaths amongst highly placed Nigerians.
It said that the party wished the families of the deceased monarch and the Ondo State the fortitude to bear the loss.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late monarch died on Sunday at the age of 63.