CUPP leaders

Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) leaders met on Tuesday to present a coalition presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

According to the spokesman for the CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere, the leaders agreed that the presidential candidates of all the political parties that emerged at individual primaries would undergo screening.

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He said the leaders, at the meeting, at the Musa Yar’Adua Conference Centre, also agreed that all the parties would support any candidate picked for the election.

Ugochinyere said in a statement that “the meeting agreed to rescue the country from the gradual drift to a state of economic hopelessness and reign of impunity from the APC.”

“At the meeting, a decision was taken to start the process that will lead to the eventual selection of the consensus candidate for the major opposition parties in Nigeria.

“The CUPP chieftains pledged their readiness and commitment to forge a common front to chase out the incompetent APC administration,” he added.

The meeting, which was chaired by the Chairman of the CUPP steering committee, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, also had in attendance the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae; National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus; R-APC Chairman, Buba Galadima, and the Leader of the National Intervention Movement, Tafawa Balewa.