2015 contest will be Progressives versus Conservatives - Onu
Category: NewsDr. Ogbonnaya Onu, National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), has said that the 2015 general election will be a contest between the progressives as represented by the opposition coalition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated by conservative elements.
Speaking today at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, Onu said the APC would clearly show that there is a difference between the ruling party and the progressive coalition party.
“When the 2015 contest comes it will be between the conservatives and the progressives and when the people make their views known, it will be clear which of the two they prefer. Although some people have said that the merger may not succeed like past ones, what we all know is that what we are doing presently had never been done before,” Onu said.
According to Onu, this is the first time in the nation’s political history that parties which have many things in common are coming together to challenge the party in power.
He said the merging parties had identical ideological leanings and faulted the view of some critics who have said the merger will not succeed because it is a marriage of strange bed fellows.
Onu assured Nigerians that once the APC is registered, the party would not disappoint them, adding that the party will protect the interest of the ordinary man.