The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun negotiations to form an alliance with eleven smaller parties to boost the chances of its flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar in the February 25 presidential election.
Naijinfo reports that this was made known by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Abdullahi, the eleven parties approached the PDP in search of a cooperative alliance. Additionally, he invited additional parties and organizations to join forces with the main opposition party.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, Abdullahi said: “There are a good number of them, but it will not be wise to publicly list them out. At the last time I checked, we were in talks with over 11 of them.
“They approached us to express their willingness to partner with us towards ensuring credible elections in 2023. That is the way they put it, but you and I know what that means.
“These are parties with candidates who are not strong enough. I can confirm to you that there is a working arrangement, and we want to see more of such parties or groups.
Together, we will salvage this country.
“They know the strength of the PDP and the pedigree of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”