CUPP shortlists 5 Presidential Candidates for 2019 Elections

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has announced its selection of five Presidential Candidates for the 2019 Elections.

In a statement, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, the Chair, National Intervention Movement (NIM) and member of the CUPP, said the candidates were to be considered for selection as the Joint Candidate of the opposition parties in the 2019 Presidential Elections.
Agbakoba said that the thrust of the Coalition remained to win the 2019 Presidential Elections through a process of joint collaboration, as he noted that the candidate of the PDP came out in front on the early ballot but followed by very 4 strong contenders.
He explained that “the criteria for shortlisting the 5 candidates was based on agreed terms by members of CUPP, included National Spread and Structure, experience, public office holders such as Governors, National Assembly, etc, financial capacity, organization strength of parties, capacity to man the 120,000 polling units across Nigeria, etc.
Agbakoba added that “Members of CUPP re-affirmed commitment to present a Joint Candidate for the 2019 Presidential Elections and work towards establishing a government of National Unity.