The coalition of over 30 political parties under the auspices of the Coalition of United Political Parties, has agreed to form a government of national unity if they win the 2019 general elections.
It was gathered in Abuja, on Friday, that this formed part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party and other political parties a few weeks ago.
A high ranking member of one of the political parties involved in the coalition said, “We all agreed that the ruling All Progressives Congress has failed to manage its victory in 2015 because of the winner takes it all mentality.
“It was a general consensus that this attitude of winner takes it all is responsible for the inability of the current crisis which is threatening the very foundation of the ruling APC to manage its electoral victory.
“We have elected to ensure that this attitude does not destroy our victory come 2019.”
When contacted, the co-spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, Mark Adebayo, confirmed the development.
While speaking, he said “What we agreed is that when we win, we are going form a government of national unity because right now, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done a lot to divide this country along the lines of religion and ethnicity and we have to reverse this trend.”
Earlier, the Spokesperson for the Reformed-All Progressives Congress, Kassim Afegbua, had said the R-APC had resolved to support every lawful move agreed to with parties involved in the coalition to rescue Nigeria from the clutches of the current administration.
He said, “There is nothing personal about this, all we are doing is about Nigeria and the future generation. The struggle is not for personal interest but about the fact that we want to leave behind a better Nigeria for future generations.
“Our founding fathers gave us a country; we must leave a better nation behind for future generations that is all this struggle is all about.”