Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has merged with thirty others including R-APC, a splinter group of the ruling party to form a mega party by the name, Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
The merger was announced on Monday, according to Channels Television.
The station said the announcement followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the leaders of the merging parties earlier today at Musa Yar’Adua’s Centre in Abuja at meeting attended by: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo-backed African Democratic Congress (ADC), Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP), National Conscience Party (NCP), Labour Party, and a host of other newly registered parties. PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Senate President David Mark, R-APC Chairman Buba Galadima, and Senator Dino Melaye.
The development, according to the report, was a ploy by the opposition parties to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming 2019 election.