12th April, 2011
Chief Bisi Akande, the Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN has confirmed the collapse of the renewed alliance talks between his party and the Congress of Progressive Change, CPC as earlier reported by PM NEWS this afternoon.
Akande said at a press conference in Abuja this afternoon that ACN will wait to see if there is no clear winner in next Saturday presidential election before the party will decide which other political party to align with.
ACN, According to Akande will go into the presidential election alone.
The press statement reads: “The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) wishes to inform all its teeming supporters as well as all Nigerians that there is no alliance between the party and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
“While it is true that representatives of both parties have engaged in talks aimed at forging an alliance that could dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the clueless party that has frittered away the huge opportunities that could have transformed our great country in the past 12 years, we regret to announce that such talks have not led to any alliance.
“We as party that believes in democratic values have therefore decided that in the overall interest of the parties involved, our democracy as well as our country, it is better for each of the parties to go into the presidential election on its own platform.
“If at the end of the election on Saturday there is no clear winner we will make a decision on which way to go, in the overriding interest of all Nigerians”, Akande concluded.