As the 2019 general elections draws nearer, the leadership of 39 political parties on Monday converged at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in order to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections.
This follows increased fears from the opposition that the 2019 elections wouldn’t be free and fair, hence their decision to pool resources and take on the APC at the polls.
Speaking at the event, party leaders said the essence of the MoU was for all the parties in the coalition to collectively field and support a joint presidential candidate for the election after which a unity government would be formed.
The parties which signed the MoU are; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Labour Party (LP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Democratic People’s Congress (DPC), Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) and Action Alliance (AA).
Others are; Kowa Party (KP), National Conscience Party (NCP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Young Democratic Party (YDP), National Unity Party (NUP), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP) and few others.
The APC recently lost its control of parliament after the emergence of the R-APC, dealing yet another blow to the ruling party.