Former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, ex-governor Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, Olu Falae and others yesterday stood in protest against the dreadful killings in the middle-belt part of Nigeria. They all can bee seen in the pictures below holding placards which say ”Buhari Nigeria Lives Matter, Stop the Killings.”
Also yesterday, the main opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), joined hands with more than 30 other political parties in the country to form a new alliance.
The announcement was made on Monday in Abuja as the parties came together to announce their new name: Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the leaders of the merging parties, in their bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.
Part of the agreement of the MoU is to mobilise support for consensus candidates at the center, states, and the Legislative arm of government.
However, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has said it was not part of a coalition of opposition political parties that agreed to present a common presidential candidate to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
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