LOYALISTS of sacked national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP-Ogun East) on Wednesday dumped the party.
They defected to the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) at its Oyo State secretariat in Ibadan, in a building which is said to be owned by Kashamu.
Among those who defected are the Senator’s Senatorial Liaison Assistant (SLA), Otunba Adeleke Adekoya and Ebenezer Alabi, running mate to Jimoh Ibrahim, factional PDP Ondo candidate backed by Kashamu and Sheriff, in the election that installed Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor of Ondo State.
It will be recall that the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP) on Tuesday announced that it will change its name to Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN).
National Chairman of the party, Hon. Hamisu Santuraki, said the party, which was registered in August 2010 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would also change its logo and move to its new national secretariat in Abuja.
He explained that the new name would be ratified at its emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting coming up on July 25 in Abuja.
The party said other issues for consideration at the NEC meeting are preparations for the November 18 Anambra State governorship election and the state of the nation.
“We are on top gear for the Anambra governorship election coming up in November 18.
“We are also working for the 2019 general election and part of our strategies was changing the party name to Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) from the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP). We are also changing the logo.
“This is the wish of party members to rebrand the party for greater achievements. The NEC would also discuss the state of the nation and come up with its position formally,” Santuraki said.