The African Action Congress (AAC), led by Omoyele Sowore, has entered into alliance with a faction of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Unveiling the alliance in Abuja, the presidential candidate of the AAC, Omoyele Sowore said the move was to “galvanise revolutionary ideas” to liberate Nigeria from what he called bondage.
Mr Sowore said the alliance would shut down the “system of injustice and inept leadership” that has held down the country for a long time.
The factional National chairman of the PRP, Comrade Abdulmajid Dauda, who hailed the alliance, advocated left-wing policies that would “move the country away from exploitations by the rich” through privatization and other “retrogressive principles”.
Comrade Abdulmajid urged “leftists” across the country to “forge a common form” and “rescue Nigeria from prebendalism and aristocratic tendencies”.
The PRP is a left wing party originally formed by the late Mallam Aminu Kano in 1978 and embraced by the likes of late Balarabe Musa, with mass appeal to the downtrodden, known as “talakawas” in Northern Nigeria.
Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Fany Olumoye and Tony Okerafor