2023: Pressure mounts on Nigeria opposition parties
By John Eche
Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 presidential polls in the country, pressure is mounting on Nigerian opposition parties to put their acts together so as to be able to unseat the ruling All Progressives Comgress, APC, The Difference has learnt.
Particularly, calls are being made for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP and the Labour Party, LP to close ranks in the contest.
In contention however are issues as to who would be the senior partner in the alliance being proposed and who would eventually be picked as the presidential candidate under the arrangement.
It will be recalled that the defunct All Peoples Party, APP and the Alliance for Democracy had consumated an alliance for the purpose of contesting the 1999 presidential elections but their unity candidate, Chief Olu Falae had been defeated by General Olusegun Obasanjo who had run on the PDP platform back then.
Similar merger arrangements had also been broached in the country’s First and Second Republics.
Mr Peter Obi, LP flagbearer