2019 Election: Ex-President Obasanjo’s “Coalition for Nigeria” Set For Launch In Abuja

A political movement promoted by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Coalition for Nigeria is due to be launched in the federal capital territory, Abuja, ahead of the 2019 general election.

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Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, who is promoting a political movement, “Coalition for Nigeria” which is currently being co-ordinated by a former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, is reportedly set to be launched on January 31, at an undisclosed location in Abuja.

According to PREMIUM Times, to manage possible ripples that may arise in the process of establishing leadership structures, the movement has opted to appoint what it calls “spokesperson” at all levels.

A source close to the secretariat said; “Mr. Oyinlola is now acting as the national spokesman; such roles would be appointed at all levels, including state, senatorial zones, down to word level,”


Recall that the former president had, on Tuesday, issued a scathing public commentary on the Buhari administration, advising the president to take a “deserved rest” and urging Nigerians to vote him out should Buhari insist on running.

Obasanjo advocated the establishment of a movement he called Coalition for Nigeria, to offer a new leadership for the country, adding that the two major parties; the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are unfit to provide leadership.

It was learnt that the former president had spent about three months consulting with political leaders in the country for his elaborate plan for the movement, and many of those consulted by Obasanjo are said to have signed in for the idea. 

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