Unity Government: FOPP, OOPP Forge Alliance In Rivers

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As part of measures to further strengthen the unity government in Rivers State, the opposition groups in the state have agreed to forge on alliance.

The development follows a meeting of the Forum of Opposition Political Parties (FOPP) and Organized Opposition Political Parties (OOPP) in April to consolidate the parties in order to build a virile opposition political plat form and correct the past wrongs in the interest of the state.

The body now re-christened Forum of Organized Opposition Political Parties (FOOPP) has already set up a six-man Constitution Drafting Committee headed by Barrister Iyke Echie of the Action Congress.

The Constitution Drafting Committee is squeal to a 10-man Harmonization Committee that recommended strategies and methods for the 46 political parties.

According to a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of Action Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze and made available to The Tide, the aims and objectives of the body include to support and strengthen the unity government in the state.

Others include to foster unity and progress amongst member political parties for the betterment of the good people of the state and to constructively criticize the government.

In addition, the forum would protect the interest of political party members before, during and after elections and would give them opportunity to actively participate in governance.

With 46 political parties already in the alliance, plans have commenced to establish the forum in every ward of the state.

Former Deputy Speaker House of Reps, Hon. Chibudom Nwuche (left) chatting with members of House of Reps,  during the state Banquet/Cultural night of the South South caucus at Government House, Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Chris Monyanaga
Former Deputy Speaker House of Reps, Hon. Chibudom Nwuche (left) chatting with members of House of Reps, during the state Banquet/Cultural night of the South South caucus at Government House, Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Chris Monyanaga