Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria launched in Abuja

Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria launched in Abuja

A new political movement, Coalition for Nigeria Movement, proposed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his controversial open letter to president Buhari, has been launched in Abuja.

Obasanjo in the open letter explained that the new movement which is open to all Nigerians, will provide an alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and major opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obasanjo who promised to be a member of such coalition was absent at the launch in Abuja.

Those in attendance at the launch, include former governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke.

Oyinlola, answering questions from newsmen at the launch, explained that the movement for now is not a political party and that its objective is not to legitimise the legacy of the Obasanjo administration.

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“We’re not a political party, at least, for now,” he said.

“We recognise the facts that by the dictates of the Constitution, you can only contest on the platform of a political party,” said Oyinlola, who was also the national secretary of the PDP before joining the APC in 2014 after his controversial removal from his position in the then-ruling party.

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