Rumoured opposition parties’ merger good for Nigeria’s democracy – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a socio-political commentator, has said rumours of opposition parties planning to merge into one mega party is good for Nigeria’s democracy.

He said the opposition parties appeared to have learned their lessons after defeats against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just-concluded elections.

The former Kaduna Central Senator stated this via his Twitter handle on Monday morning.

He wrote, “The speculation that the opposition are planning to unite is good for democracy; now they are studying geography after the earthquake.”

The APC was formed on 6 February 2013 from a merger of Nigeria’s three largest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) along with a breakaway faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP).