The commission made the announcement Tuesday while outlining the 2019 general election timetable. The leadership of the parties are hereby committed to work together in a Coalition of United Political Party (CUPP). This coalition of 38 political parties including Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and marginalised members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have signed Memorandum of Understanding.

However, to slug it out with Buhari, Atiku would be jostling for the PDP presidential ticket with other PDP presidential aspirants like: former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, former Governor Ahmed Makarfi of Kaduna State, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo latest breaking news of Gombe State, former Governor Donald Duke of Cross River State, former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State and the outgoing of of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose.

The money will be shared between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and five other security agencies that police the elections. The party is doomed not because of the chairmanship power struggle but because the party has not done any soul searching and purge those tortured souls within their rank which will demonstrate to Nigerians that they have learned their lessons.

The 75-year-old former military ruler in 2015 became the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box in the country's history. Professor Yakubu also urged Nigerians who have been registered to dutifully collect their permanent voter's cards when the commission makes them available before next year's polls.

The ominous prophecies are coming even as two eminent political figures from the North have scored Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) low on key indices of governance and warned that poor performance in the first term could spell doom for the ruling party in 2019.

Rifts within the APC could split support for Buhari within powerful patronage networks and among voters ahead of an election expected to be held in February. It soon became the assumptions of all Nigerians and unanimously so. In a blow to the president, Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and key Buhari ally, quit the ruling All Progressives Congress and said he was prepared to run in 2019.

Nigeria's political parties must select their presidential election candidates by Oct. President Buhari's ill health made almost everyone assume he would not seek re-election. Though Nigeria currently has 68 registered political parties, more applications by political associations pending before INEC, the number is likely to increase, an indication that more presidential aspirants may emerge ahead of the 2019 elections.

He noted that the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who recently returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be disgraced and humiliated out of PDP by sitting PDP governors. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking a second term in office in elections due next year, his office has said.

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, they said in a memorandum on Monday. It is therefore certain that security would take the front row in the 2019 campaigns, with emphasis on capacity and a good understanding of the economy in an emerging market like Nigeria's and other affiliate issues of development.

In the middle of the (2011-2015) period a major re-organisation took place in Nigeria's political class with the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the present ruling party at the centre. Among the presidential aspirants are eight from the main opposition PDP while the rest are drawn from other registered political parties.

As in politics and elections across the world, social media is set to play a major role in Nigeria's 2019 campaign. Moghalu's Nigeria figure of US$625 million is close to the dollar cost of India's 2014 elections. It is believed that the Presidential ticket of the APC would be picked by the Buhari.