ABUJA – The National Chairman, Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), Mr Peter Ameh, has said that the party will field candidates in all elective positions in the 2015 general elections.
Ameh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that the party, which had produced two state governors, still had structures in all the states of the federation.
“We are going to run for all elective positions in the 2015 elections.
“We have the structures in the states and we had two governors between 2007 and 2010 who defected to PDP,’’ he said.
Ameh said the period was too short for the party to lose its structures in the states, adding: “the structures are still there, all we need to do is to dust them up’’.
He urged the presidency and the National Assembly to ensure that INEC got the funds it required to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2015.
“I am advising the presidency and the National Assembly that if we really want to have free and fair elections they should give INEC the needed funds,’’ he said.
He said that no amount was too much as long as the commission would conduct free and credible elections in 2015.
Also, the National Chairman, National Conscience Party (NCP), Alhaji Yunusa Tanko, told NAN that the party would field candidates in all elective positions in 2015.
Tanko said that to achieve this, the party would conduct staggered state congresses in 19 states of the federation.
According to him, a national convention will be held after the congresses to elect other national officers of the party.
“We are running for all elective positions in 2015, that is why we are conducting staggered state congresses in 19 states of the federation,’’ Tanko said.
He said that for INEC to conduct free and credible elections in 2015, it must clean up the voters’ register and carry out effective education in conjunction with political parties.
Tanko said the electoral umpire must also ensure that politicians and political parties adhere strictly to the electoral Act.
He urged INEC to ensure that all political parties disclose their sources of funding for campaign to ensure a level playing ground in the exercise. (NAN)