|Nigerian Key Opposition Leaders|
Major political parties in Nigeria have unveiled a new party, All Progressive Congress, to contest the 2015 general elections in the country.
The new party is the outcome of merger among the Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Progressive Party and the All Progressive Grand Alliance
This is coming barely twenty four hour after twelve governors from the opposition parties met in Lagos to formally announce the merger.
The unveiling of the new platform was done in Abuja by former Minister, Tom Ikimi, former Governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator Ani Okonkwo and Garba Ghadi all members of their parties merger teams.
The name of the new party was was agreed upon after a protracted debate by members of the merger team at the residence of ACN chieftain, Tom Ikimi.
The group also hinted on the possibility of bringing on board more political parties ahead of the general election.
Doubts were however raised over Governor Adams Oshiomole and,APGA's support for the merger
With the new party on board, lawmakers on the platform of the four parties are expected to maintain their seats in the parliament.
The group says the new name of All Progressive Congress will be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission for formal registration.