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Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria Launched In Abuja

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Here we go again, the political movement proposed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in an open letter President Muhammadu Buhari a few days ago was officially launched in Abuja on Wednesday. The Coalition For Nigeria was launched at the Yar’Adua Centre.

The proponent of the movement Obasanjo was absent at the launching which had in attendance two former PDP governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke of Osun and Cross River States respectively. Obasanjo in the letter berated both the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He said both cannot solve the problems facing the country.

Oyinlola said the movement was not a political party.

”If and when we come to an agreement that we must metamorphose into a political party, then we will”. “We’re not a political party, at least, for now,” he said.

“We recognize the facts that by the dictates of the Constitution, you can only contest on the platform of a political party,” said Mr. Oyinlola, who was the national secretary of the PDP before joining the APC in 2014 after his controversial removal from his position in the then-ruling party.

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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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