Operation 2015: Opposition Governors Agree On Political Party Merger

Lagos Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Ekiti State, Gov. Kayode Fayemi, rep of Yobe State Governor, Senator Jejere Al

Ten governors from four of Nigeria’s leading political parties, "extremely concerned about the state of the nation,” met in Lagos today in an effort to consolidate merger moves of their parties towards inspiring a better-led Nigeria.

The governors came from the ACN, CPC, ANPP and APGA.

Present at the gathering, which was hosted by Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, were the governors of Borno, Ekiti, Imo, Lagos, Nassarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Yobe and Zamfara.  The governor of Borno State was represented by a top State official.

In the unprecedented move, the governors, under the umbrella of "progressive and patriotic leaders," said they were endorsing a merger of their parties as a political tool for rescuing Nigeria from its current administrative mess, resolving that “to rescue Nigeria is a task that must be done.”

At the meeting, which was convened at the Marina Government Lodge, the governors affirmed that they were meeting in the best interest of Nigeria.  

"As governors, we fully endorse the merger initiatives already commenced by our various political parties and we will put our full weight behind these efforts,” they said.  “Nigeria is greater than all of us and we have a duty to make it work for our people and the future of our children".

The meeting which lasted close to four hours, is being interpreted as a strong warning by the opposition to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The resolve this time around suggests that all the parties are willing to make the necessary sacrifice to ensure that the merger idea, which has been around since the 2003 election, succeeds.

For the parties involved, SaharaReporters learned that the next and critical meeting has already been scheduled, and the governors in attendance today, and others that were not present, are expected to attend.

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THE BOSTING ABOUT SS&SE

The boast about SS&SE, for petroleum, you called us "unproductive West and North", if I ask you before petroleum what do you have? You have no answer! Though you can say we are worshiping our ancestors, (read "things fall apart") and we don't know God before Colonial rule, and we are working nakedly, and we have education no legal system we are like animals.
It is not a hidden fact that our elders built all those so-called refineries with the wealth of the North,we are educated, we have a legal system and we are all extra-ordinary famers, and even now we can feed Africa with our natural resources if they have been utilized effectively. You can never boast of any king if not with the help of the North.

THE BOSTING ABOUT SS&SE

I wonder how a man deliberately post a false facts to public? You mentioned that North has 37.5yrs ruling Nigeria, and West has 13yrs, my quastion is: is all that years in a democratic government? The answer is no! So how you gather between two distinct things?
The boast about SS&SE, for petroleum, you called us "unproductive West and North", if I ask you before petroleum what do you have? You have no answer! Though you can say we are worshiping our ancestors, (read "things fall apart") and we don't know God before Colonial rule, It is not a hidden fact that our elders built all those so-called refineries with the wealth of the North,we are educated, we have a legal system and we are all extra-ordinary famers, and even now we can feed Africa with our natural resources if they have been utilized effectively. You can never boast of any king if not with the help of the North.

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Merger Move

If the merger move is aimed at addressing the unprecedented injustice in the nations political contrivance may the almighty append his signature and approval, if not let it crash like the ones preceding it.

Otile the ethnic idiot

@Otile

Mr. Ethnic bigot, apparently u see everything from the prism of ethnicity. Below is my statement again and take notice the part that states "and anyone else found to have embezzled public fund !" FOOL !!!

"Hopefully, the first task for any serious govt. would be to build electric chairs in the 6 geo-political zones to execute all these looters; IBB, OBJ, Dumbo, Anenih, Tukur, Okupe, HipoPatience, Turai and anyone else found to have embezzled public fund !"

Only an idiot would think only a muslim would support Buhari or only a christian would support Jonathan; keep wallowing in your stupidity !

This will make Nigeria healthier.

Finally these plenty political parties are having common sense. Nigeria will continue to have bad rulership under the PDP until we have a 2 party system. It is never good for a country when the executive post is won by a party and that same party has the highest representation in the House. When the executive post is won by one party and another party has majority representation in the house, then there will be no room for stupidity because you know you can be impeached if you fcuk up. Johnathan should have been impeached long ago if we had a system like this, just for playing mago-mago with his corruption crusade. PDP will not let this merger happen but make we dey watch Naija action film.

Nothing Wrong With BUHARI/TINUBU 2015 TICKET

All the hot air of "comments" by "super-patriots"is to be expected. We've had 12years of PDP's unprecedented plunder of Nigeria.IBB, ABACHA,and ABDUSALAM,tried to end Nigeria by their insatiable greed, but 12 yrs of PDP misrule bodes no future for the entity called Nigeria.So long as Nigeria remains a democracy by 2015, the most viable and pragmatic alternative to PDP's endgame design on Nigeria is the Buhari/Tinubu 2015 Ticket,i.e.,so long as Nigerians are ready to fight to make their votes count,this time!And so long as the merging parties agree on a national plan to restructure Nigeria for a fast-tracked devt,they have my vote, as I believe it's time time to reinvent our nation.By the way, I'm Christian & Igbo from Delta State...

Alhaji tundemash, Your list

Alhaji tundemash,

Your list for the thieves to be hanged is not complete. Where is Jack Ass Gowon, Abusalami and Buhari? I know you see Mullah Buhari as your god. If you do not believe that the Mullah is a looter where is $3.5 Billion PTF he stole from SE/SS oil revenue?

On another note, it is shameful that Jack Ass Gowon's people are now begging food from SE oil proceeds. Do these arna people not often brag to be the bread basket of Nigeria? Why are they proud? Barawo shege.

Democracy is not about

Democracy is not about equality but about majority

@Tafida Ddaji oil money go purge u and your Buhari belle

Did you say Buhari got 13 million votes during the last presidential elections!. Are you for real?. Do the entire deserted north have upto 10million population?!. Don't be deceive by the one man one local gov't council created by your Islamic brothers who mis-ruled naija. If Buhari indeed gathered 13million votes then rams and the mali-niger imported tuaregs were inclusive. This same Tuaregs were used by Buhari to kill NYSC corpers.

I still cannot fathom the fact that you mallams don't want to realise that naija is already a history. The party is over for the Hausa-fulanis. The SE and SS will soon take over complete control of her resources. I mean very soon, even before you know it. The idea of Buhari becoming the president and taking charge of the oil and gas of the SE/SS republic can only be believe by a raghead like you. Idiots!

@RIA

Which land is "our land"? Oloshi!

WAR IS INEVITABLE

These so called resources are our common wealth, we are prepared to go to War to safe guard our common resources in any part of the Country,

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HAVE FEMALE GOVERNORS???

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HAVE FEMALE GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA! I AM SICK OF LOOKING AT THESE HAGGARD MEN. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS TO NIGERIANS. I AM READY FOR A COMPLETE CHANGE IN OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. NIGERIAN MEN DO NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN A COUNTRY. I AM REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS! I DREAM OF THE DAY WHEN NIGERIAN MEN WILL BE THE MINORITY IN OUR GOVERNMENT, AND THATS THE DAY NIGERIA WILL START WORKING AGAIN. I AM TIRED OF THESE RECYCLED FOOLS THAT CLAIMED TO WORK FOR MY INTEREST. A FEW BRIGHT SPOTS IN NIGERIA POLITICAL ARENA HAS BEEN WOMEN. HOW SAD.

Retards

Such phrases are not new to the nigerian political landscape. ``we are there to rescue!!!`` Rescue who but themselves from becoming useless after thier tenures as Governors. What is thier score card as Governors? What have they achieved meaningfully for the common man on the streets of thier respective states? Have the index of the poor reduced or added considerably? They are trying to save face by jumping on a so called new political bride called a merger party. Take my word its all about what they stand to gain politically and financially. Its all about rescuing themselves and not the nigerian people.
Unfortunately, the poor nigerians will hail them as the messiahs they have been waiting for all this time , and might even kill or maim themselves for these crooks in power

Understanding FEDERALISM and the principles of COMPONENT STATES!

The same CORRUPTION found in the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, FEDERAL EXECUTIVE and FEDERAL JUDICIARY, is also found in THE STATES' EQUIVALENTS. The same level of INCOMPETENCE found in the FEDERAL is equally found in the STATES.

If EACH STATE OF THE FEDERATION (36 in all) was TAKING STEPS TO STAMP OUT POVERTY, including a well mapped out ECONOMIC PLAN and POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAM, then EVERYONE IN THOSE 36 STATES WOULD ALL BE HAPPY, AND CARE LESS ABOUT PEOPLE LIVING IN THE FCT.

The same goes for the 774 LOCAL GOVTS, WHERE GOVERNANCE IS ALMOST NON-EXISTENT!

Nigeria another chance betrayed.

The biggest political party in Africa is the PDP while the greatest person who commands the respect of electorates in Africa is Muhammadu Buhari.There is no two way to this.In 2011,PDP scored about 24 million votes as a party while Buhari single-handedly scored about 13 million votes.Now,the question that awaits a simple arithmetic is to whether the votes scored by the remaining political parties in 2011 would be added to the genuine votes scored by Buhari alone to make an opposition president in 2015 as against the filthy votes scored by the PDP in 2011 to make another PDP government in 2015 and/or hypocracy would still be making yet another day?Nigeria another chance betrayed.

Lack of knowledge of FEDERALISM!

Imagine GOVERNORS and CEOs of their STATES acting like little children, and saying that "They are extremely concerned about the STATE OF THE NATION", when, in fact, they SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATE OF THEIR STATES!

If EVERY STATE and the 774 Local Governments in Nigeria were up and doing, or functioning EFFECTIVLEY or properly, as they should, and like other modern nations, WOULD THEY CARE WHETHER THE FEDERAL GOVT, which controls only the FCT, isn't working?

Why should MINNA or BAUCHI States, for example, worry about the State of the Nation, instead of worry more about their RESPECTIVE STATES?

Another failure in the making!

Give Buhari a chance -that is when the merger will fail flat on its face. Let's face it, PDP is bad but it is not one man's party. Thats the edge they have over the opposition parties.

...after Jona, power goes to Ibo land

...after Bros Jona's 8yrs, Power will naturally shift to Ibo land. The opinion of the unproductive West & North is irrelevant. See the statistics of how power has been held in continent Nigeria:

North = 37.5yrs
West = 13.5yrs
SS = 2yrs
SE = 0.5yr

Is this democracy? Is this equity?..The SS&SE contribute over 98% of the total revenue, GDP & GNP of continent Nigeria. The SS&SE is in charge of sports in the continent. The SS&SE controls 3 out of 4 sea ports of the continent. The SS&SE - The soul & engine room of continent Nigeria...We will blow up this country if Jona is not allowed to complete his 8yrs. Pure & Simple. This is non negotiatiable. If you doubt us, then ask Dead Musa Ya adua the reason he quiickly changed his mind about the proposed Petroleum University & research centre which his Govt wanted to relocate from Delta state to Abuja. Nigerians are playing wit fire.Long live MEND, Long live Biafra, Long live the United Rep of SS&SE

...after Jona, power goes to Ibo land

...after Bros Jona's 8yrs, Power will naturally shift to Ibo land. The opinion of the unproductive West & North is irrelevant. See the statistics of how power has been held in continent Nigeria:

North = 37.5yrs
West = 13.5yrs
SS = 2yrs
SE = 0.5yr

Is this democracy? Is this equity?..The SS&SE contribute over 98% of the total revenue, GDP & GNP of continent Nigeria. The SS&SE is in charge of sports in the continent. The SS&SE controls 3 out of 4 sea ports of the continent. The SS&SE - The soul & engine room of continent Nigeria...We will blow up this country if Jona is not allowed to complete his 8yrs. Pure & Simple. This is non negotiatiable. If you doubt us, then ask Dead Musa Ya adua the reason he quiickly changed his mind about the proposed Petroleum University & research centre which his Govt wanted to relocate from Delta state to Abuja. Nigerians are playing wit fire.Long live MEND, Long live Biafra, Long live the United Rep of SS&SE

fool

You are a foolish guy, this is not about Muslims or Christian, its about our land both of us.

This is complete joke...U plan to control SS&SE resources? Joke!

The useless Yoruba Idiots will allign with the North because they are perennial cowards. Nobody is surprised at all...It was from Lagos that the North mismanaged the wealth of the SS&SE peoples for 37.5years & the Yoruba West could not do anything. They cud not plan a single coup. The only attempt was "Gen" Oladipo Diya who eventually prostrated & cried profusely like a baby begging Mustapha to forgive him & help him beg the big Oga - Demon Abacha to spare his life. Imagine, a Gen crying & sobbing after a failed coup! Whereas the brave Orkar & Mukoro's team of 1990 were defiant til the end. We the SS&SE pples respect them even in Death til date.

For the West the game is up. The SS&SE peoples will very soon make a statement. A statement that the West & North secretly dread & pray is never made. They wil soon hold just one Last meeting...a meeting d West &North pray is never held..and a communique of absolute control of its resources issued. Secession! Yes.

WORTHY MERGER OF OPPOSITION

Go ahead, we are solidly behind you and indeed,God is also behind you. Move on! together we shall dismantle and crush this cult/monster called PDP by HIS GRACE.

Unholy alliance of the poor

When you take a look at the attendees you notice that all the states put together actually contribute less than 0.5% to the National treasury. This is including Lagos state which though termed the commercial city, is actually dependent on monthly pocket allowance from the Oil from my Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Cross Rivers, ,Anambra, Enugu,Abia state & other SS&SE states. Lagos cannot pay 5% of its workforce if we do not give them monthly pocket allowee. Idiots. These demonic Oliver Twist governors are all from the Boko Haram North & West. The idiotic Yoruba will always align with their slave masters frm the North before whom they prostrate at the slightest threat. Since Illorin was overrun, their lives hav nt been d same again. It's been cowardice unlimited. JTF has arrested Yorubas frm Osun & kogi states as Bharam members.Now they converge in Lagos-Beggarly elements drowning in their non productivity. Game is up!!! Long live the United Rep of the SS&SE.

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

How many of these governors have performed in their states. Let us start from there. it is not about talking about somebody else when you have not proved you can do better. Do you know a candidate does not need this merger in present day Nigeria because of recent political awareness? Convince us by turning your respective states to paradise and we will believe you are serious.

BEYOND PAYING THE BILLS ........... 'FASHOLA IS WORKING'

NOW THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT. HOW ON EARTH WILL ANYBOBY BELEIVE THAT THE COMING TOGETHER OF THESE STRANGE BEDFELLOWS IS THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM. Among these are liars, dictators, corrupt, never do wells and opportunists parading as democrats. By the way how much is the cost of that Lagos state government advert on SR site. That makes LSG a client to the owners of this site. Since one good turn deserve another, hence d favourable coverage. If dirty and corrupt govert. is your sponsor that has something to say about you. Have you heard anything like 'guilty by association'. Show me your friend I will tell you who you are. So this whole " bragados " is all about sharing of national cake. Spot the difference. I don't know if any other notice that apart from commentaries and opinion SR have soft spot for ACN/CPC? This headline would have been different.

THEY WILL SURELY FAIL AS USUAL

I can bet that this merger will surely break because I know the hungry ACN Leader, Bola Tinubu will never allow Buhari to be his Leader while Buhari will never allow Tinubu to control him. This is a big opportunity for the PDP to win the South West States from the Association of Criminal of Nigeria (ACN) urgently!

A GOOD START, But......

This is a good step in the right direction, but the painful part of it is that, they are as bad as PDP. These parties have their members in Senate and the House, yet they could not stop the jumbo, unauthorised allowances and the rots in the National Assembly. I wonder what they will do when they get the National Cake.
Charity begins at home, they should start the cleansing from National Assembly where the greatest problem of our country lies.
Well, if they can clean up the NASS, then Ribadu and Fashola/Oshomole be given the ticket!
I PRAY GOD TO HELP NIGERIA and sure HE WILL DO IT!
GOD BLESS NIGERIANS!

Sahara Reorters***

The man who addressed the press after the meeting is Borno State governor Kashim Shettima. He is present at meeting not represented, please.

Absolute nonsense.

Absolute nonsense and a complete waste of time, political party mergers has never worked in Nigerian politics because of our cultural diversity and deep tribal divisions bothered along the lines of religion.Jonathan is a waste of space as far as i am concerned, just like the majority of the so called dumb assess parading themselves as governors, at the end of the day Jonathan would be conducting the elections and releasing the funds, please tell me how anyone in their right senses expects him to loose ? Nigeria does not have a government and this is the sad simple truth and to make matters worse Jonathan would do another term and sadly so.The answer is a revolution and Nigerians are not ready to die, as this is the only answer to freedom,blood and a very expensive commodity indeed.

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