By Emmanuel Oladesu, Deputy Editor
A New political get together, ‘Nationwide Consultative Entrance,’ was midwifed on Wednesday by a gaggle of politicians, Labour leaders and human rights activists.
Its founders mentioned the brand new get together can have ideological outlook and mobilise Nigerians to take energy just like the African Nationwide Congress (ANC) in South Africa.
Founding leaders of the brand new political motion embody former army governor of Kaduna State, Col. Dangiwa Umar (rtd), Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and former Central Financial institution Deputy Governor Mailafia Obadiah.
Lots of these behind the get together belong to the completely different mushroom opposition events on which platforms that they had contested previously.
Having based a brand new get together, they’re anticipated to resign from their former events. Nevertheless, the brand new affiliation may also have to satisfy some standards set by the electoral company, significantly unfold, to qualify for registration.
The founders described the brand new get together in its place platform that might save the nation from what they known as imminent political collapse and civil strife.
In a communique on their behalf by Prof. Anthony Kila and Jibo Ibrahim, the group vowed to pursue reforms throughout the sectors.
In keeping with the assertion, the secretariat of the Nationwide Consultative Entrance has been mandated to instantly facilitate an interim steering coordinating council made up of skilled leaders of conscience and democratic ideologues to drive a brand new widespread political intervention that can urgently save Nigeria from the precipice of political anarchy and civil strife.
It mentioned that the provisional management shall be inclusive and collegiate in construction, capturing the vital segments and essential essence of the Nigerian variety.
The group promised to mobilise for constitutional reforms and demand for the implementation of Chapter Two of the 1999 Structure, which is the Basic Targets and Directive Rules of State Coverage.
Different chieftains of the get together are: Yabagi Yusuf Sannu, Amb Nkoyo Toyo, Comrade Isa Aremu; Prof Chidi Odinkalu; Dr Kemi George; Dan Nwanyanwu; Dr Osagie Obayuawana; Mallam Shehu Sanni; Prof Remi Sonaya; Mallam Tanko Yinusa; Alhaji Shettima Yerima; Girl Funke Awolowo; Peter Ameh; Ogbeni Lanre Banjo; Mrs. Georgina Dakpokpo; Dr Chris Ekiyor; Mr. Jude Feranmi; Saadatu Falila Hamu; Mallam Hamzat Lawal; Hajia Khadijat Abdullahi and Mr. Alistair Soyode.