Nigeria’s main opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to field a joint candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential election.
The parties made the announcement on Monday almost a week after President Buhari’s ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) split.
One faction has declared it no longer supports his government.
The splinter group, known as the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 other political parties are in the new alliance hoping to defeat the APC.
President Buhari announced in April that he would seek another term.
Can the new alliance deny the 76-year-old leader of being re-elected in 2020?
That’s the question WADR’s Adolphus Mawolo asked Nigerian political analyst Professor Halifa Dikwa on the line to the northeastern city of Maiduguri.