According to report, 15 Political parties including Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) and Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) have come to alliance for 2019 general election.
“The Mega Coalition will reduce the inconveniences INEC faces in conducting elections. It will make elections and candidates management easier. “The group said
They said “At the governorship elections, the winning party shall form a Government of State Unity (GSU) while at the Presidential election the winning party shall form a Government of National Unity (NUG) with a view to accommodating participating parties in the coalition thereby reducing the winner takes all syndrome which does not allow smaller political parties to grow in Nigeria.
No party shall be excluded from participating in the Mega Coalition. Only good candidates who have programs that can provide dividends of democracy can be voted into office by Nigerians.
2019 election shall have emphasis on candidates and personalities rather than parties.
Nigerians are now aware that most politicians promise heaven on earth when they are seeking public offices only to renege on their campaign promises when they are elected.
We shall test the might of the Mega Coalition in the Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States elections before the 2019 general elections. Future elections in Nigeria will no longer be about political parties or ‘god-father-ism’. It will be about the personality of the candidates and the issues being canvassed.”
According to the group, the national chairman of National Unity Party, Chief Perry Opara would be identified as “Chancellor” of the Mega Coalition.
They further explained that the group coming together is not a merger; that the participating registered political parties under its coalition would be allowed to nominate its candidate for any of the political offices apart from governorship and presidential election, which the group would present a single candidate.