- CSOs commence summit aimed at creating a paradigm shift in the mindset of Nigeria’s political class
- Some of the groups scheduled to attend the programme include budgIT, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), YIAGA Africa, Enough is Enough among others
- PDP reacts to Buhari Campaign Organisation’s plan to invade NASS
Some civil society organisations (CSOs) have organised a summit to discuss the alternative options Nigeria has to the present governance.
Premium Times reports that some of the CSOs at the summit include budgIT, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), YIAGA Africa, Enough is Enough among others.
The programme which will commence on Monday, August 13, is tagged the Summit of the Alternatives (SOTA). The summit is aimed at creating a paradigm shift in the mindset of Nigeria’s political class and a convergence of credible, competent and capable alternatives to lead.
“There are 66 registered political parties but they lack the organisational structure, finance, brand name and fail to challenge the incumbent on a national level.
“However, their redemption may be in the fact that the disappointing performance of the current ruling party has increased citizens’ desire for an alternative political party and political leadership,” a statement on the official website of SOTA read.
In another report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the planned invasion of the National Assembly complex by the Buhari Campaign Organisation if Senate president, Bukola Saraki, does not resign, is an invitation to anarchy.
The opposition party made its position known via its deputy national publicity secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Odeyemi described the planned invasion as a civilian coup and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remember his name and his future.
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