Nigeria:PDP changes name to CUPP .

…as it’s merges with over 30 political parties
By Olayinka Ajayi
Following the merger of more than 30 different political parties ahead of 2019 general elections, Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP‎ has changed its name toCUPP.

According to PAV monitored broadcast programme in Nigeria, the announcement followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the leaders of the merging parties. This according to reports was aimed at ousting and winning the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forth coming election.

“The parties agreed to ensure the emergence of a joint presidential candidate,” said the memorandum,  read  by Tom Ikimi of the PDP.

“The leadership of the parties are hereby committed to work together in a Coalition of United Political Party (CUPP),” the statement read.

 Among those in attendance are Former President Olusegun Obasanjo-backed African Democratic Congress (ADC), Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP), National Conscience Party (NCP), Labour Party, PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Senate President David Mark, R-APC Chairman Buba Galadima, and Senator Dino Melaye among host of other newly registered parties.

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