Fifteen registered political parties on Monday launched an alliance to field a candidate for the presidential election in 2019.
The coalition tagged Coalition for a New Nigeria (CNN) was launched on Monday in Abuja.
The parties are Labour Party (LP), Alliance for Democracy (AD), Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), Action Alliance (AA), Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Young Democratic Party (YDP), Democratic Alternative (DA) and National Conscience Party (NCP).
Others are Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), Better Nigeria Peoples Party (BNPP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), People for Democratic Change (PDC), United Democratic Party (UDP) and National Action Congress (NAC).
Chairman of CNN and the national chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam said the group will ensure its common candidate win the election.
He said: “After several consultations and cordial discussions on the political and economic situation of the country, we the following political parties to be known and addressed as Coalition for a New Nigeria to chat a positive course for a new Nigeria,”
“It will remain a coalition and we are not contemplating a merger, each party remains independent and autonomous and like I said we are coming together to support a new government in 2019 at the centre.”