The leadership of the African Action Congress and the Abdulmajid Daudu-led faction of the People’s Redemption Party have declared that they will be forming a political alliance as the 2023 general election approaches.
The PRP factional National Chairman Daudu disclosed this during the North-East zonal meeting of the party, aired by AIT on Friday.
He said the party and the AAC were joining forces to give Nigerians an alternative ahead of the elections.
According to Daudu, for them to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress, there was a need to form an alliance with a party like the AAC.
He noted that both parties had expressed willingness to make a formal agreement on the alliance.
“Only the AAC and the PRP distinguished themselves from other political parties. Under this government, the economy of the country as well as security has deteriorated. We have to bring back sanity in the land,” he said
Confirming further to our correspondent via a phone conversation on Friday, Daudu said, “Yes, there is an alliance talk going on right now.”
Also, the AAC in a statement on Friday, confirming the move, expressed excitement, saying it was a plus for the party’s presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore.
“The AAC welcomes with great excitement the announcement of support of the PRP for our presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections, Omoyele Sowore.
“The PRP, the oldest party in Nigeria has declared support for the AAC in the forthcoming general election as alliance talks between both radical socialist parties reached a climax,” the statement signed by the AAC National Publicity Secretary, Femi Adeyeye, said.
Adeyeye said further alliance talks were underway.
The PUNCH reports that the embattled Chairman of the PRP, Falalu Bello, secured victory in September in a suit filed against him by a chieftain of the party, the now late Prof. Sule Bello and others in the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The suit, with number FHC/CS/ABJ/575/2021, and labelled PRP&17 OTHERS V FALALU BELLO & 1 OTHER, was maintained by Daudu and other aggrieved members over the chairmanship of the party.
In a press statement by the Media Assistant to the PRP National Chairman, Muhammed Ishaq, in September, he said the suit was struck out by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon at the Federal High Court, Abuja.