Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has announced the formation of a political third force under the aegis of The National Movement.
The ex-governor was joined by former Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung; popular Northern critic, Buba Galadima; Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi of Kaduna State; among other prominent Nigerians.
The Third Force, according to them, would take over power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
They said they are conscious of its strong duties to save Nigeria from disintegration
They pledged to save democracy and rescue the nation, saying the TNM was set to battle for the soul of Nigeria from the hands of APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We all left our comfort zones to grace the occasion. It is a special day in the life of our nation. A special day to redeem the nation,” said Kwankwaso who is the Convener of the movement.
“For too long, Nigerians have been waiting for this day. For too long, friends of Nigerians abroad have been waiting for this day and the time is today and now.
“Today, all Nigerians cut across all social, religious and regions have gathered. It is our collective resolve to rescue our nation from this difficult situation.”
The former governor said he met with his friends during the COVID-19 lockdown and resolved that a step must be taken to rescue Nigeria.
He added, “We resolved that there must be a Nigeria first before politics. While some of us will want to contest, we must work together to rescue the country.
“The National Movement has members in every local government area and outside the country.”