Ahead the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has merged with over 30 other political parties and have changed its name to Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
The development came following a meeting the parties had at Musa Yar’Adua’s Centre in Abuja, where leaders of parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The merger it was learnt is part of the opposition parties efforts to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is sacked from Nigeria seat of power come 2019.
Among the political parties the formed the coalition is former President Olusegun Obasanjo backed party, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP), National Conscience Party (NCP), Labour Party, and a host of other newly registered parties.
Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) is believed to be part of the coalition as its national chairman, Buba Galadima was among those at the meeting for the signing of the MoU.
Other dignitaries at the meeting include PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President David Mark, and Senator Dino Melaye.