16 states have been reportedly targeted by the proposed mega party rumoured to tackle APC in 2019 general elections.
In a report by ThisDay Newspaper, the governors of the states are expected to decamp to the new party, and bolster chances of unseating the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of the states being considered for the taking are spread across five crucial geo-political zones of the country and they include Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu in the South-east; Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross River and Bayelsa in the South-south; Osun, Oyo, Ekiti and Lagos in the South-west; Gombe, Taraba, Adamawa in the North East; and for now Benue State in the North-central zone.
The report further revealed that the backers of the proposed mega party have their eyes firmly fixed on the 2018 governorship polls in Ekiti and Osun States as well as the 2019 general election.
It was also reported that though the denials of Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's romance with the new opposition party has created a stir in the party, it is believed that the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that currently controls 11 states in the country has displayed tacit support to the cause.