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New PDP Merges with APC Ahead of 2015 Election

The G-7 Governors ended a meeting today in Abuja with a decision to merge with the All Progressives Congress, APC.

A former acting national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, announced the decision after the meeting held at the Kano governor’s lodge in Abuja.

The Governors, at the meeting they had with the leadership of the APC said their decision was aimed at rescuing the country’s democracy.

The Governors at the meeting include Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State), Rabiu Kwankwanso (Kano), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Badulfatah Ahmed (Kwara)) and Babangida Aliyu (Niger).

Former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, APC interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande; a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu were also in attendance.

The Governors of Jigawa, Sule Lamido and Sokoto, Aliyu Wamakko were absent.

The new PDP and APC merger is coming shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan postponed a peace meeting with the G-7 Governors.

Reported by Ene Okon

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