The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has warned political parties in Nigeria and their presidential candidates to shun any secret alliance talk with anyone on behalf of the party.
According to the party, it is currently not in any merger discussion or any alliance talk with any political party ahead of the 2023 general election.
In a statement signed and made available to Blueprint on Thursday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Sola Afuye, advised presidential candidates and parties to shun any secret alliance talk with anyone in the name of NRM.
The statement reads partly: “ Our party is currently not in any merger discussion or any alliance talk with any political party ahead of the 2023 general election.
“Ahead of the 2023 general elections, we remain committed and faithful to the objectives of our party and never shall we drift away from our yawning precipice.
“Our concern at the moment is to galvanise, strategise and be positive on winning elections come 2023 by the grace of God.
“Moving forward, our party, National Rescue Movement will no longer tolerate any form of distraction from any political jobber.
“NRM is still very much in the presidential race and other constituencies’ positions to be contested in 2023 general elections.”
While reiterating that preparation ahead of the party’s NEC was on course, Afuye noted further that the party remains undeterred.
“Our membership drive is ongoing, we have not closed shop. We are calling on the good people of our dear nation, Nigeria at home and the diasporas to join the rescue team, National Rescue Movement (NRM) to salvage the situation we found ourselves in the country. God help us,” the statement added.