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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently in talks with some other political parties, mostly fringe parties, with the aim of working out fresh alliances that would see the presidential candidates of the parties stepping down for candidates of the major parties.

Sunday Telegraph gathered that the two leading political parties decided to seek fresh pact with other political parties, following the emergence of 79 presidential candidates for the February 16, 2019 election.

There are currently 91 political parties, including APC and PDP, but only 78 parties will be on the ballot.

The presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has withdrawn from the race and picked a senatorial ticket.

New Telegraph, December 2, 2018

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