R-APC, a faction of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday signed a memorandum with the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and other parties ahead of the general elections.
The main objective of the agreement is to defeat President Muammadu Buhari in 2019.
The R-APC was represented by the national chairman, Buba Galadima.
The faction is believed to have the backing of Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The actions of the faction have been condemned by the APC leadership.
On Monday, Mr Galadima met with leaders of opposition parties like the PDP and SDP to sign the memorandum of understanding.
Apart from Mr Galadima, others at the Monday meeting from the PDP include Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a senator, Dino melaye, and Akwa Ibom State Governor; Emmanuel Udom,
A former senator, Ben Obi, spoke to newsmen after the meeting.
He 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