The Democratic Peoples Party has said it decided to join the All Progressives Congress to ‘correct the failures of the Peoples Democratic Party and strengthen the opposition.’
The acting Chairman of the DPP, Mr. Olisaemeka Akamukali, and Senator Pius Ewherido (Delta Central), told reporters during the party’s 2013 special convention held in Abuja on Wednesday.
Akamukali said, “People are tired of PDP. I have always told people that you don’t send a boy to do a man’s job. It’s not done. So, people are looking at APC as their saviour and we want a better Nigeria and we want to be part of that history.
“We are not expelling anybody because we are decent human beings; at the right time, they will come back and they will definitely come back to DPP.”
He said the decision to join APC was taken during the party’s National Executive Council meeting held on March 26.
Also speaking, Ewherido said Nigeria needed a formidable opposition to check the excesses of the ruling party, adding that democracy would be strengthened when there was a virile opposition.
He said, “Opposition keeps the party in power on its toes to deliver the dividends of democracy. When there is such opposition that keeps the ruling party on its toes, the essence of democracy would be justified. That is why we are coming together so that we can form a virile opposition and thereby strengthen democracy in Nigeria.”