The Coalition of United Political Parties made of 39 political parties has opened its national secretariat in Abuja.
The CUPP is an alliance of 39 political parties, including the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party and Labour Party.
The coalition was formed with the aim of wrestling power from the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019.
Members of the coalition recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to field a joint Presidential candidate to confront the ruling party in 2019.
To kick-start its operations, the CUPP also created what it called key committees.
These include the Blueprint/Manifesto Committee, Publicity/Media Committee, Strategy Committee and the Contact/Mobilization Committee.
Unlike the APC , the CUPP isn’t a merger as each party will keep its party identity and membership but field a sole Presidential candidate in the upcoming election in 2019.