Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate has been adopted by 41 political parties in Nigeria
The 41 parties where members of Coalition of United Political parties(CUPP), which comprises of 45 political parties.
According to a press statement signed by Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere National Spokesperson for the Opposition (CUPP), the decision was arrived after a closed door deliberation at Yaradua Centre Abuja.
” The coalition arrived at Atiku’s choice after he towered high on the criteria used by the opposition in arriving at the decision which includes national acceptability, financial capacity, spread of his political party, leadership capacity, international acceptability, experience , capacity to rebuild the economy, secure the country and unite all Nigerians among other factors. ”
“The coalition parties will be formally meeting with Atiku before Friday for formal commencement of the coalition campaign.”