The African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) have finally agreed to adopt candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde, for the March 9 governorship election.
The Directors-General of the campaign organisations of the parties involved in the coalition confirmed the decision on Monday, saying that details will be provided later.
Newspeakonline however understands that a formal announcement and unveiling of the coalition will be made on Tuesday at a press conference.
With the ADC and ZLP, the number of opposition parties in the coalition are now officially four with the inclusion of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the PDP.
The agreement was expected to have been reached on Saturday but the ADC and ZLP were said to still be in consultation with their party stakeholders. Only the SDP confirmed its status in the coalition being built in order to dislogde the All Progressives Congress (APC) which which past Thursday succeeded in snatching one of the champions of the coalition, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).
The SDP candidate, Bolaji Ayorinde, on Saturday reportedly hinted that the Alliance for Democracy (AD) was part of the alliance but the party’s candidate, Hakeem Alao, has denied being part of it.