2023: CUPP re-brands, vows to provide credible opposition during polls

2023: CUPP re-brands, vows to provide credible opposition during polls

- The CUPP has elected new leaders ahead of the 2023 general elections

- The CUPP took the decision on Monday, July 27 after a virtual emergency meeting

- The coalition also resolved to provide a credible opposition movement for the country ahead of 2023 general elections

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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has elected new leaders ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The CUPP took the decision on Monday, July 27 after a virtual emergency meeting involving all key stakeholders of Nigerian opposition parties.

Legit.ng findings indicated that repeated calls by stakeholders for a general assembly of all members and stakeholders of the CUPP prompted the meeting.

2023: CUPP re-brands, vows to provide credible opposition during polls

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In a communique issued at the end of the meeting and sent to journalists, the CUPP resolved to provide a credible opposition movement for the country ahead of the 2023 polls.

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The resolution of the meeting states: “That the steering committee immediately hold a meeting to address the socio-economic situation in the country;

“That Nigeria undoubtedly is in dire need of an opposition movement and to this end, the CUPP be repositioned from a combatant opposition to an opposition that is purposeful, result-oriented, focused, demand-driven and providing alternative views to correct what is wrong with government in Nigeria - opposing policies that are not good for our country;

“That CUPP general assembly meetings be as regular as once a month.”

A committee was established to review the activities of the CUPP since after the election and draw a roadmap towards the 2023 elections.

The members of the committee include Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadir and Dr Emeka Okengwu who both serve as co-chairmen while Akinloye Oyeniyi will serve as secretary.

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Meanwhile, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged political parties in Nigeria to look the way of the Igbos and give them a chance in 2023.

John Nwodo, the president general of the socio-political group, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma in Owerri.

Nwodo speaking on the 2023 presidential elections, expressed confidence that the situation in Nigeria will be turned around if Igbos are given the opportunity.

Legit.ng previously reported that the Igbo socio-cultural organization disclosed that it is still committed to ensuring that an Igbo president succeeds Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The organization explained that the quest for the southeast zone to produce the next president was in the spirit of equity, justice and fair play.

Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the deputy national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze, on Monday, May 18, in Enugu pleaded with political parties in the country to zone their presidential ticket to the southeast zone.

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