Some leaders of the R-APC on Monday afternoon gathered in Abuja to sign a memorandum with opposition parties for the 2019 general elections.
The members were led to the event by their leader Buba Galadima.
The faction is believed to have the backing of Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Galadima met with leaders of opposition parties, including the PDP and SDP to sign the memorandum of understanding.
Those opposition elements at the meeting include Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a senator, Dino melaye, and Akwa Ibom State Governor; Emmanuel Udom.
Former Sen. Ben Obi, who briefed journalists, said the parties gathered to sign a memorandum for a coalition that will take over power in 2019 and esnure the defeat of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC.
He said the 2019 election is a battle between light and darkness, the coalition being the light that has come to rescue Nigeria.
According to him, the signing of the memorandum is a signal to the ruling APC and the international community that they are ready to take over power in 2019.’