In an effort to provide alternative leadership for Nigerians outside the two main dominant political parties, a group of 30 prominent Nigerians formed a new political movement.
The group’s name, according to a statement released on Wednesday, July 1, is the National Consultative Front, according to Globalgistng.
Globalgistng reported that the movement said its aim is to provide a credible alternative political class and leadership for Nigeria as a result of the “failures” of past leaders of the country.
The movement said it would launch a massive mobilization of Nigerians to implement reforms aimed at creating a new people-oriented Constitution that would give birth to a new Nigeria.
The movement said it was also mobilizing for the economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians.
According to the new political movement, those who governed the country during the last twenty-one years of civil rule were huge losers.
He called on the current administration to realize its responsibility and do everything to stop the growth of security challenges in the country.
Below is a list of some members of the new political movement:
1. Ghali Na’abba, a former speaker of the House of Representatives
2. Olisa Agbakoba, a prominent lawyer
3. Femi Falana, human rights lawyer
4. Obadiah Mailafia, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
5. Oby Ezekwesili
6. Abubakar Umar
7. Jibo Ibrahim
8. Chidi Odinkalu
9. Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna senator
10. Remi Sonaiya, former presidential candidate
11. Tanko Yinusa
12. Shettima Yerima
13. Funke Awolowo
14. Pat Utomi
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier it was reported that Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello distanced himself from replicating his posters and leaflets for the 2023 presidential race.
A statement from a spokesman for Governor Onogwu Mohammed on Tuesday, July 1, said that the chief Executive of Kogi state has no prior knowledge of the alleged materials and has no connection to the group or individuals distributing the posters.
Part of the statement read: “the Governor’s attention was drawn to posters and leaflets designed with his photos being distributed on social media, campaigning for 2023 presidential ambitions on his behalf.
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“We want to categorically state that Governor Bello knows nothing about this in advance, neither the group nor the individuals behind the posters and leaflets are known to His Excellency.
“His Excellency, as a responsible Governor who is very sensitive to the plight and well-being of citizens, cannot and will not support this kind of premature intentions, especially at this critical moment when the nation and the world are facing challenges to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The year 2023 is in the hands of Almighty God, who is truly the benefactor of each of his loved ones, who alone can enthrone and dethrone.”