Twenty-one political parties under the umbrella of Twenty One Political Parties Alliance have collapsed into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as one ruling political party in Kaduna State.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the Chairman of the alliance, Alhaji Inuwa Ahmad who is also the State Chairman of United Nigeria Peoples Party (UNPP) said the decision of the 21 political parties to merge with the PDP was to ensure peaceful co-existence as well as to work for the progress of the State.
Ahmed said, “We are 21 political parties and we have decided to join PDP today officially, to work for peace and progress of Kaduna State. We are here to extend our cooperation and hands of friendship to the PDP, we have enjoyed a lot of privileges and cooperation from PDP and PDP has benefited in no small ways in working with us. On several occasions we had been able to deliver to PDP since 1999”.
Receiving the various State parties Chairmen, Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Ishaku Balarabe Aliyu said, “ PDP doors are always open for you at any moment because we know you, You have been working for the peace of the State, you are politicians from various local government, we know the efforts you have been making towards the development of Kaduna State, and we are actually happy with you on this occasion for coming to join the party, after some meetings we agreed to fix another date for the formal ceremony of this political development. You are highly welcome into the fold of our great party, the PDP”.
The 21 political parties that joined the PDP include UNPP, NSP, MDJ, APN, CPN, JP, CAP, NRP, NDP, HDP, ALP, PPP, PSP, NAC, NMDP and ARP. Others are UNPD, RPN, PAC, ND as well as CDC.