Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
Thirty-nine political parties met in Abuja on Monday where they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to field a single presidential candidate in 2019.
The parties also agreed to work together in all elections that would come up in 2019.
Among the political parties that signed the agreement are Action Alliance, Alliance for Democracy, Africa Democratic Party, Action Democratic Party, All Grand Alliance Party, Action Peoples Party and Advanced Congress of Democrats.
Those who signed included Better Nigeria Progressive Party, Democratic Alternative, Democratic Peoples Party, Grand Democratic Party of Nigeria, Green Party of Nigeria, KOWA Party, Labour Party, Mass Action Joint Alliance, and Masses Movement of Nigeria .
Others are the National Conscience Party, New Generation Party, National Unity Party, Peoples Alliance for National Development and Liberty, Peoples Progressive Party, People for Democratic Change, Peoples Democratic Party, Providence People’s Congress, Reformed All Progressive Congress, Restoration Party of Nigeria, Social Democratic Party, Unity Party of Nigeria, All Grassroots Alliance, National Interest Party, Nigeria Democratic Congress Party, Progressive Peoples Alliance , and Young Democratic Party, among others.
The Reformed All Progressives Congress, which is a splinter group within the ruling party, APC led by Alhaji Buba Galadima, also signed the Memorandum.
Also, another pressure group known as the Nigeria Intervention Movement, equally appended it’s signature to the agreement.
All the chairmen of the concerned political parties signed the Memorandum.
A former Acting National Secretary of the PDP, Senator Ben Obi in his opening address, said that concerned parties and associations chose to come together to salvage the nations and put to end what he called nepotism and tribalism.
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