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2019: 22 Political Parties Form Alliance



Ahead of the 2019 general elections, 22 political parties yesterday formed an alliance to support one presidential candidate.

The coalition of the political parties which met behind closed door, told Journalists they have raised sub committees on peace and security for the 2019 general elections.

The political parties, under the platform of Committee of Concerned Political Parties (CCPP) also confirmed that about six committees were set up during the meeting and expected to commence investigation, submit reports and make their recommendations on some boiling national issues before the group will be unveiled to the public.

In a statement read to the newsmen shortly after the closed door meeting, the chairman of the forum Dr Onwubuya Abraham Breakforth, said another committee was put in place to articulate and aggregate the overall objective of the group and plan for the unveiling in the coming weeks.

The protem chairman said, “CCPP also resolved to jointly discuss and proffer solutions to key national issues threatening the peace and unity of our dear country.

“It was further resolved that various options open to the group in relation to the forthcoming 2019 general elections would be explored in the best interest of the country,” he said.

Some of the political parties represented at the meeting includes;  Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Sustainable National Party (SNP), New Nigeria Peopo Party (NNPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and National People’s Congress (NPC), among others.

Other sub committees raised by the CCPP includes; Committee on restructuring Nigeria and inter-governmental affairs, committee on national security and integration, committee on planning and finance, committee on contact and mobilisation and committee of research and documentation.