Reactions continue to trail the coalition formed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 38 other political parties in the country.
On Monday, the parties announced 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 (CUPP).
The announcement followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the leaders of the parties, in their bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.
Part of the agreement of the MoU was to mobilise support for consensus candidates at the centre, states, and the Legislative arm of government.
Leaders of political parties who attended the meeting include that of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo-backed African Democratic Congress (ADC), Social Democratic Party of Nigeria (SDP), National Conscience Party (NCP), Labour Party, and a host of other registered parties.
PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Former Senate President David Mark, and R-APC Chairman Buba Galadima, were present at the meeting.
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who broke out of the ruling party to form the Reformed APC, including the lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, were also present.
See some of the reactions to the coalition below:
2019: A New Coalition of United Peoples Party CUPP, emerges! Is the CUPP full, half or empty? What are the implications for APC?
— Gloria Adagbon (@gloria_adagbon) July 9, 2018
Breaking News: Nigerian Political Parties Announce Formation of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). This follows the signing of an MOU among the main opposition PDP, the breakaway faction of the APC and 32 other parties.
— EEU. 🇳🇬 (@royaltyuso) July 9, 2018
APC was not bothered by the outbreak of R-APC faction.
APC is not bothered by the new Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
APC will not be bothered when they lose in the 2019 elections, so no blood of baboon & goat will mix if they lose, that is a good sign.
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) July 10, 2018
COALITION OF UNITED POLITICAL PARTIES (CUPP) MEMBERS.
1)Action Alliance (AA)
2)Alliance for Democracy (AD)
3)Africa Democratic Party (ADC)
4)Action Democratic Party (ADP)
5)All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP)
6)Action Peoples Party (APP)
— Ola (@DGreatEmperor) July 9, 2018
Zahra Buhari delivered a baby boy…
We are trying to form CUPP to prevent one Buhari, this one went and born another Buhari.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) July 10, 2018
APGA did not join the Coven of Ultimate Principalities and Powers (CUPP)
Obiano made a promise to the man who saved him…*coughs*
— SoulJah (@jeffphilips1) July 9, 2018
Nigerians tore the UMBLELLA of corruption in 2015. They have to metamorphosis into CUPP of corruption just to continue the rape of our treasury
Sadly, this CUPP of corruption is FULL. We will shatter this CUPP once again
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) July 10, 2018
CUPP is still PDP.
Just some few inconsequential financially starved and internally displaced politicians added.
— SoulJah (@jeffphilips1) July 10, 2018
To CUPP(Y) this tune, press public treasury. https://t.co/dwsJqLhjGf
— Oluseun Onigbinde (@seunonigbinde) July 9, 2018
2019: R-APC, PDP and 30 others Meet; Sign Memorandum To ‘APC'
The parties announced a new name – Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Monday
I like it!!!!! 😂 we gonna see in d next 222days….
PMB till 2023. 👌
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak (@cbngov_akin1) July 9, 2018
Those that sent money to Sowore's gofundme account after hearing of CUPP: pic.twitter.com/vUsYit5kzd
— Mallam Adamu Hayatu™ (@AHayatu) July 9, 2018
CUPP= Corruption Unlimited Political Party
To CUPP(Y) this joke press 419 pic.twitter.com/amYqcr12cG
— Adeleke Opeyemi (@Equityoyo) July 10, 2018
Not to be complacent… ONLY Labour Party is the party looks a bit okay in that CUPP coalition even tho they have always been a 'PDP Extension'… All others are Shepeteri Parties
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) July 10, 2018
#CUPP another tools to drinking our National Value, External reserved, Treasury….
Never again can we be deceive again
— ajoze ganiyu (@ajozeganiyu) July 10, 2018
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