Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has now formally adopted a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
CUPP comprises the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 45 other opposition parties.
“In furtherance of this objective, therefore, the steering committee invited all political parties in the coalition to forward to us memoranda detailing their suggested ideas on how the candidate of the coalition should emerge and the criteria to use.
“The response was very impressive and rich. The steering committee, which as you all know, has every coalition party represented in it, distilled the suggestions, the aggregate of which was used to arrive at the result,” he said.