The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and 45 political including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have adopted Atiku Abubakar as their Presidential candidate for 2019.
This was disclosed at the meeting of the national chairmen of the political parties led by former Governor of Osun State Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Wednesday in Abuja.
He reminded the gathering that the coalition (CUPP) was formed for the political parties to adopt a single Presidential candidate ahead of February 15 elections in 2019.
“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.
According to him the criteria for the selection was based on national acceptability of candidate and party, the strength of the structure of candidate and party across the country; competitiveness of the candidate’s party as against the APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari and financial strength of candidate and party.
Credit: Daily Trust