18th December, 2012
The National Chairman, All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the merger talks among opposition political parties would “definitely” solve the political problem facing Nigeria, when concluded.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Emma Eneukwu, in Kaduna, on Monday.
The statement said Onu expressed the optimism when he led a delegation of ANPP leaders on a condolence visit to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(rtd) over the death of his daughter.
‘‘The merger talks are ongoing right now, and we hope that it will be successful, we want to give Nigeria effective political competition in the political arena.
“We are convinced that when we have this in the country, we will be better for it; many of the problems that have confronted the nation over the years shall be solved,” he said.
Onu urged the Federal Government to tackle insecurity, unemployment and poverty, adding that “these are serious problems that should not be in our land”.
The delegates include the former Governor of Kano State, Dr Ibrahim Shekarau; former BOT Chairman, Gambo Magaji and National Secretary, Alhaji Tijani Tumsah.
Others were the National Women leader, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani; National Financial Secretary, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed and the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
Onu prayed God to give Buhari the fortitude to bear the loss.
“The ANPP deemed it very important to come and condole with you; the creator will receive her soul and grant you and your family the strength to bear the pain,” he added.
Responding, Buhari thanked the delegation for being with him “at this moment of loss”.