The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has concluded plans to co-operate with Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before the July 14 governorship election in Edo.
CPC Chairman, Tony Momoh, who made this known on Sunday, said that such co-operation was to ensure the re-election of Governor Adam Oshiomhole.
Momoh said the party took the decision because it was convinced that Oshiomhole had done better than his predecessor in terms of providing basic needs such as health care and good roads.
Other areas, he added, were qualitative education, potable water supply and food security among others, for the wellbeing of the people.
“Oshiomhole is doing a lot of work in every part of Edo by uplifting the state’s integrity and values for the people to enjoy democracy,” he said. “So, we are going to cooperate with ACN in Edo State.”
He added that ACN and CPC were moving toward an alliance and would eventually merge to actualise good governance in the country.
The national chairman called on other political parties desirous to be part of the merger to feel free to do so, assuring them that the move would ensure the growth of democracy in the country.
“What are working hard to be stronger in securing the votes, to ensure that votes are counted and the votes count,” he said. “We shall reap the benefits when the elections come,” he said.
Momoh stated that Nigeria was experiencing challenges in the area of security and economy because the nation had failed to do what it was supposed to do as regards democracy.
“We have the opportunity to grow as far as India, Brazil and even Korea today, but we are still moving on the floor because we did not develop things that can make Nigeria grow.”