At least 20 political parties refute signing coalition MOU with PDP

At least 20 political parties have distanced themselves from the Memorandum of Understanding-MOU signed with the main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party-PDP.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the National Chairman of one of the parties, the People’s Democratic Movement-PDM, Bashir Yusuf, insisted that his party is not part of any coalition of opposition political parties.

Yusuf explained that the PDM has never attended any meeting in which such a coalition was discussed.

Also, the Action Democratic Party and Young Progressive Party, among others, distanced themselves from the coalition.

Recall that the PDP had on Monday announced that it had formed a coalition with 38 other political parties in the country.

The parties made the announcement when they met at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital that they would operate under the Coalition of United Political Party to present a common presidential candidate to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.

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