Nine political parties have formed an alliance to ensure credible elections in 2015. The parties are led by former Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, elder statesman, Dr.Tunji Brathwaite and former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae.
The parties will operate as a coalition known as Credible Alternative Alliance.
The parties are
Fresh Democratic Party, FDP;
Peoples Redemption Party, PRP;
Social Democratic Party, SDP;
People’s Salvation Party, PSP;
Nigeria Advance Party, NAP;
Change Advocacy Party, CAP;
United National Party for Development, UNPD;
Peoples Progressive Party, PPP,
Action Party of Nigeria, APN.
At the inauguration of the movement in Abuja, the lead promoters, Balarabe Musa and Brathwaite, appealed to Nigerians to challenge all forms of “moral bankruptcy such as corruption and violation of the constitution” by the political elite.
They said the coalition was formed to “defend and champion progressive, democratic and patriotic entities and ideals in Nigeria against reactionary tendencies of a rudderless and immensely corrupt governing system.” Represented by the Director of Research and Documentation in Citizens Arise Movement of Nigeria, Mr. Ebenezer Oyetakin, Brathwaite said because of corruption, bad governance, and lawlessness, he was losing faith in the Nigerian Project.
According to him, it was sad that over 13,500 Nigerians had been killed by insurgency, over 200 Chibok girls held in captivity by Boko Haram while unemployment was on the rise. The National Coordinator of CAA, Dr. Damian Ogbonna, said that governments at all levels were clueless about governance.
Balarabe Musa said urged Nigerians to
change the bankrupt system in the polity.
He said: “Section 40 of the 1999
Constitution has laid down the
foundation for the welfare and security
of the Nigerian people and the
progressive and independent all-round
development of Nigeria. Unfortunately,
all governments at all levels since 1999
continued to violate this section of the
constitution with impunity resulting in
the present negative state of the nation
and, in particular, the suffering of the
He stated that the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP and the All Progressives
Congress, APC at all levels had failed,
stressing that CAA would provide
Nigerians a better alternative to the two
Credit: Nigeria Pilot
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