Chief Sam Nkire, the National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), had affirmed that the ongoing merger of the four major opposition parties in the country would collapse sooner than expected.
Nkire believes that the whole arrangement would fall apart when it comes to filling party positions at the federal, state, local government and ward levels. He said that for every new party position created in the new All Progressive Congress (APC), three former office holders in the four merging parties were bound to lose their positions, which may lead to mass defection to other political parties such as PPA.
The politician also noted that it was difficult to ask a Nigerian political office holder to step down for another and become an ordinary member and expect 100 per cent loyalty from the person. According to him, things were gradually falling apart as one of the four parties is already dissociating itself from the union.
Therefore, in anticipation of mass exodus from the merging parties, the PPA national chairman said his party would not reject anybody, who willingly desires to join it.