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.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus again expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be defeated in 2019.
He said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, R-APC and 32 other political parties, an event held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Center, Abuja on Monday.
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Others at the gathering from the PDP include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Dino Melaye and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom.
A former senator, Ben Obi, who spoke to newsmen after the meeting said memorandum was to ensure that member-parties unite and strategize to wrestle power from the APC
Obi described the 2019 election as “a battle between light and darkness”, saying the coalition is the light that has come to rescue Nigeria.
He further declared that Nigerians were eager to remove APC from power
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Nigeria: Residents Cry For Help After Ilorin Flood
Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin, Kwara state, complained bitterly about the havoc wrecked by flood on their property as buildings, cars and shops were troubled by heavy downpour.
According to reports, the area experienced a heavy downpour around 4pm on Wednesday which lasted for about three hours.
One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his siting room and kitchen.
“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such terrible occurrence.
“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to swimming pool. I am confused,”
Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.
“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.
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