Why GDPN Pulls Out Of Coalition Of United Political Parties (CUPP)
Nigeria News – Why GDPN Pulls Out Of Coalition Of United Political Parties (CUPP)
On Wednesday, the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) pulled out of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) that picked Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate as its flag bearer.
This was declared few hours after the CUPP announced the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar as its consensus candidate,
The Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) distanced itself from such an arrangement.
The party’s position was conveyed in a statement signed by Dr Davidson Isibor Akhimien, the Presidential Candidate of GDPN.
It said the party was neither aware nor in support of the CUPP decision to endorse Atiku Abubakar.
The coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) is the umbrella body of about 45 major opposition parties in Nigeria.
“For GDPN to abandon the mission of salvaging the country from the hands of old and recycled politicians responsible for the country’s total retrogression and stagnation will be a huge setback for the party.
“We can’t take Nigerians back to the dark ages. I want to state that the time to move Nigerian forward is now. We are a new party on a rescue mission. We can’t mortgage the future of our great Nation.
“We defer to the CUPP endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We are on ground in the whole 36 states of the federation, and the FCT,” he stated.