The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), which happens to be the umbrella body of over 45 major opposition parties in the country has announced former Vice President and PDP Presidential Flagbearer Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the consensus candidate of the Opposition.
This was revealed by the National Spokesperson for the Opposition (CUPP) Mr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, few hours after a closed door delebration at Yaradua Centre Abuja on Wednesday.
Over 41 political parties in attendance, endorsed the decision which enjoyed majority support.
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