Yesterday, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 38 other political parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will expedite an emergence of a common presidential candidate in 2019 general elections. They also agreed to present unity candidates for governorship positions in the 36 states. This ratification was made under the aegis of Coalition of Unity Political Parties (CUPP).
The grand coalition included Action Alliance (AA), Alliance for Democracy (AD), Africa Democratic Party (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Democratic Alternative (DA), Democratic Peoples Party (DPC), National Conscience Party (NCP), New Generation Party (NGP), People for Democratic Change (PDC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Providence People’s Congress (PPC), and the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
They expressed concern for the growing insecurity in the country and accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being nepotistic. They stated the battle will be a challenging one but they are determined to give it their very best.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo expressed concern over this merger on his twitter page, he says PDP is acting out of desperation.