Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), which prides itself as the oldest party in Nigeria, has denied reports that it is in talks to merge with other political parties or organisation ahead of the 2023 election.
In a statement on Tuesday, Comrade Muhammed Ishaq, Media Assistant to PRP National Chairman said forming a new political party ahead of the 2023 elections is not party of the plans of the party.
Ishaq called on members and supporters of the PRP to disregard and dismiss the rumour of a merger.
The PRP spokesperson insisted that the party remains strong and will continue to grow and expand on its own.
Prominent Nigerians including economist, Professor Pat Utomi, former Governor Donald Duke, ex-INEC chairman Attahiru Jega and others have concluded plans to unveil a new mega political movement by October 1st.
It was gathered that the PRP, ADC, Labour Party will form the nucleus of the new movement which will transform into a mega political party.
The aim of the mega party is to challenge and be an alternative to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC.
95 groups have reportedly applied to INEC to register as political parties ahead of the 2023 general election.
Ahead of its unveiling, the new mega party would be a merger of existing opposition parties and movement.
“By God’s grace, we will be unveiling our movement on October 1 to coincide with Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary. We cannot call it a political party for now because talks are still ongoing,” a source had revealed.
“I’m aware that talks between leaders of the Peoples Redemption Party including Professor Attahiru Jega, those of the African Democratic Congress including its National Chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu and the Labour Party, have reached an advanced stage.”