The Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement Ondo state coordinator Demola Ijabiyi said APC and PDP are vessels of darkness
- Ijabiyi said the movement would determine how Nigerians would be liberated from the bondage of discredited politicians in both major parties
- He ensured that many movements will soon come up to align with the coalition to achieve the desired goals
The Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria (CN) movement on Thursday, February 2, began in Akure, Ondo state.
Premium Times reports that the meeting had in attendance present and former members of both the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Notable party members of the PDP and APC who were at the meeting include the coalition’s state coordinator, Demola Ijabiyi; former deputy speaker of the state house of assembly, Oluwarotimi Akintoye; Dare Emiola, former PDP state chairmen, Ebenezer Alabi, Biyi Poroye, Dare Bada, Sunday Menukuro and Kehinde Alabi.
Addressing the gathering, Ijabiyi said the forum was not a political party yet, but a mass movement to determine good governance In the country.
He said the movement would determine how Nigerians would be ''liberated from the bondage of discredited politicians in both major parties.''
He explained that the platform made up of various groups would constitute a new political order, urging every Nigerian to embrace the coalition.
According to him, ''APC and PDP are vessels of darkness. We are bringing people to light as nobody will like to remain in darkness.
''There is the need to liberate ourselves from the bondage of these exploiters who have no solution to the problems of the country.”
''We are not a political party, further articulation of the movement’s general direction would determine whether it would metamorphose into a political party or not.
''Already there are several movements coming up that would align with this coalition to achieve the desired goals.''
Ijabiyi said the youth would form the largest component of those to lead the movement and determine leaders at various levels.
He noted that there was no way the present precarious situation in the country would be allowed to remain.
Former president Obasanjo Olusegun had set the ball rolling on the idea of a coalition to wrest power from incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he had recently written a blistering public letter to, accusing him of ineptitude and failure to provide good governance.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that former president Obasanjo Ogun state Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Oke Ilewo area of Abeokuta, to inaugurate his much-touted Coalition for Nigeria Movement.
Obasanjo arrived at 12.44 pm and was accompanied by former governors of Cross River and Osun states, Donald Duke and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
He later filled his form as a member of the coalition and submitted it to the national coordinator, Oyinlola.
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