New coalition to battle ‘dictatorial’ Buhari emerges Thursday

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
New coalition to battle ‘dictatorial’ Buhari emerges Thursday

A new coalition made up of top political actors in the country will be launched on Thursday to battle the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over alleged descent to civilian dictatorship.

Top on the list are leading Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Olisa Agbakoba; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; Abubarkar Dangiwa; Olawepo Hashim and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili.

Others include Kingsley Moghalu; Omoyele Sowore; Fela Durotoye; Shina Fagbenro; Obadiah Melafiya; Tope Fasua; Alistar Soyode; Elishama Ideh and Thomas Ikubese.

According to a statement issued by the Protem Spokesman of the Coalition to Save Democracy, CSD, Prof Anthony Kila, key political actors had commenced nationwide mobilisation towards the formation of the new coalition.

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To be involved also are fresh breed political leaders, civil society groups, labour activists, professionals, youth and women.

Also, a committee of the movement led by Kila was said to have been mandated to shortlist and mobilise allied political parties, candidates, former aspirants and select leaders of conscience in the country for a major national planning parley to hold in Lagos and Abuja.

The parley, it is stated, would be against the backdrop of the ultimatum earlier given to President Buhari to reverse the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, or face mass resistance

“The latest move by ‘third force’ stakeholders is essentially inspired by a strong resolve to checkmate the heightening desperation and contrived plan of the Buhari regime and its collaborators and its counterparts in other political cartels from circumventing the 2019 electoral process and consequently foist a major political disorder on the country,” Kila states in the statement made available to FrontPage. 

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