Obasanjo not part of intervention movement - Agbakoba

Obasanjo not part of intervention movement - Agbakoba

- A political group, the National Intervention Movement has denied any link with former president Olusegun Obasanjo

- Olisa Agbakoba said the group is different from the coalition for Nigeria, another group being spearheaded by Obasanjo

- The former president earlier called for the dumping of the APC and the PDP in the country

A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association Olisa Agbakoba who is one of the leaders of the political group, the National Intervention Movement (NIM) has debunked any link with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Punch reports that Agbakoba said the group was different from the coalition for Nigeria, another group being spearheaded by Obasanjo.

The NIM convener of the political summit group Olawale Okuniyi and Agbakoba as chairman of its sational steering committee.

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Other members of the Agbakoba-led committee are a former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke; foremost political economist, Pat Utomi, Kemi George; labour activist, Isa Aremu; Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Rabiu Isaiku Rabiu and Senator Abubakar Gada.

Agbakoba, responding to an enquiry by our correspondent, dissociated NIM from Obasanjo’s CN, saying there is “No connection.”

The senior lawyer could not be reached on the telephone on Sunday to give more details on the differences between the two groups.

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Okuniyi earlier said: ''We deliberated on reviewing the problem of Nigeria which is more political than economic. We decided it is better to find a collective solution to the problem that we should initiate a national political movement.

''We decided to set up a National Intervention Movement; we are to merge with all other formations to find this solution.''

Obasanjo earlier special press statement’ released titled, ‘The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement,’ had called for the dumping of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, and called for the formation of a ‘third force’ to be known as CN.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption Itse Sagay described as an insult the letter written to President Buhari by Obasanjo.

In the letter, Obasanjo asked Buhari to jettison the idea of seeking re-election because he had failed the country in many fronts.

Sagay said it was disrespecting for Obasanjo, who vigorously pursued a third term in office, to write such a letter.

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Source: Naija.ng

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