The crack within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has widened as associates of the former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, have formed a new political party, the Peoples Mega Party (PMP).
Members of the group attended the maiden National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PMP in Abuja yesterday and adopted Chief Perry Opara as the protem chairman of the proposed party.
Opara, who led the PDP faction was an aide to Gulak, who recently declared himself national chairman of PDP after getting a court judgement against the then acting national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus.
Opara said: “The major people that are forming the party are majorly former members of the PDP who are disenchanted with the high level of corruption, with the high level of impunity and high-handedness going on in the PDP. They have decided to form something new.
“It does not mean that it is only people from the PDP. We have APGA chairmen from many states of Nigeria identifying with the new party, people from Labour Party (LP) and the Accord Party (AP).
“There are also disenchanted people from the APC that feel that they want a new place and that is what it is. Today marks the birth of this new party.
“We don’t normally mention their names. Nobody has given me mandate to mention his name, so I don’t know what you mean by bigwigs but the party is for all.
Assuring that the party would be registered soon, Opara however explained that the proposed party would not participate in the forth-coming council elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The proposed party adopted human picture as its logo while its slogan is: “Forward Nigeria.”