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Makarfi Ex PDP chairman asks Obasanjo to support coalition against Buhari

Makarfi also urged Obasanjo not to hinder the plan to assemble a coalition of opposition parties to defeat Buhari in 2019.

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Ahmed Makarfi asks Obasanjo to support coalition against Buhar play

The Chairman of the PDP caretaker committee - Ahmed Makarfi

(Punch)

The former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi has called on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to support the opposition coalition against President Buhari.

Makarfi also urged Obasanjo not to hinder the plan to assemble a coalition of opposition parties to defeat Buhari in 2019.

According to a report by Punch, the parties include the Peoples Democratic Party, the Olusegun Obasanjo-backed African Democratic Congress, and the Chief Olu Falae-led Social Democratic Party.

The report said there is already an ongoing alliance talks between the Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM), co-chaired by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Dr. Abdujalil Tafawa-Balewa, with the Coalition for New Nigeria, a coalition of 35 political parties.

NIM confirmed in a statement that it holding separate and joint meetings with the Labour Party, United Progressive Party, Action Democratic Party, Action Alliance and several others.

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Speaking further, Makarfi said “We still respect him as former president and elder statesman in Nigeria. Somebody, in spite of his shortcomings, I believe he still earns respect. But again, divided opposition is not a good way to kick APC out of power in 2019. It is actually the surest way of making APC to remain in power.

“So, I want everybody to think twice and assess individuals actions towards opposition parties. If APC hadn’t come together as a coalition of interests in 2015 APC, it won’t have pushed PDP out of power.”

The PDP has also described Buhari’s decision to run in 2019 as a welcome development.

According to the party, the President’s decision shows that God has answered its prayers for his downfall.

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