The meeting held by President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of PDP and APC is a secret and desperate attempt to derail democracy, the National Chairman of New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), Dr. Yakubu Shendam, said yesterday in Abuja.
Shendam, who is the newly elected National Publicity Secretary of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), wondered why President Buhari failed to invite other political parties, numbering over 40, to the meeting.
“The secret meeting between the two political parties is a clear indication that APC and PDP are birds of the same feather,” he said.
“We are consulting to seek redress in court over the unholy alliance of the APC and PDP to share states ahead of the 2019 elections.
“Clearly, the disposition of the national chairmen of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi and Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the Presidential Villa says it all that the internal fighting between Sheriff and Makarfi’s faction was a struggle for who to superintend over the sharing formula.
“We find the decision to call a secret meeting between the APC and the PDP undemocratic, unreasonable and suspicious. We, therefore condemn it in its entirety,” he said.