No fewer than seven political parties are currently in talks for merger in order to become a mega party that will wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2023.
This hint was given by a former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, in Anambra State.
He spoke while hosting Nzeh Akachukwu, candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the Anambra State governorship election holding on November 6.
Moghalu also lauded the Senate’s courage to approve electronic transmission of results, saying it was a positive move ahead of the 2023 general election.
He said, “I believe that in the 2023 elections, the citizens of Nigeria should not allow it to be a contest between two sides of the same coin because there is no difference.
“It should be a battle between the old and the new between the old Nigeria and the possibilities for a new Nigeria. That is what 2023 should be.
“I am calling on the young people of this country, the youths, to register, vote and colonise the future that rightfully belongs to them.
“Speaking about 2023, I am very pleased with the news coming out of the National Assembly that the Senate has caved into the pressure of the Nigerian people and has decided to allow INEC to conduct elections as it sees fit, which means the inclusion of electronic transmission of results.
“This is a massive victory for democracy and I believe that it shows what I have been saying that we cannot all go and sit down and become part of a surrendered brigade.”
He also expressed worries about the security situation in Anambra State.
“I am extremely concerned about the insecurity in the South-East.
“The primary thing is the security of lives and property. I believe that whatever the government needs to do, that is reasonable to do, I would welcome it,” he urged.