2023 elections has started building up as new political party has been floated by 30 prominent Nigerians .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that in a statement published by TheCables on Wednesday in Abuja, the name of the new party is National Consultative Front.
Here is the list of the members of the political platform , Ghali Na’abba, a former speaker of the house of representatives; Olisa Agbakoba, a prominent lawyer; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer; Obadiah Mailafia, ex-duputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Oby Ezekwesili a former minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a Bring Back Our Girls activist.
Other names on the list are , Abubakar Umar, Jibo Ibrahim, Chidi Odinkalu, Shehu Sani, a former senator; Remi Sonaiya, former presidential candidate; Tanko Yinusa, Shettima Yerima and Funke Awolowo.
The National Consultative Front said its aim of floating the platform is to provide a credible political alternative going into the 2023 elections .
“A new ideological mass Movement shall be initiated to embark on immediate mass mobilisation of the nooks and crannies of the country for popular mass action towards political constitution reforms that is citizens-driven and process-led in engendering a new Peoples’ Constitution for a new Nigeria that can work for all,” the group said.
The NCF promised to mobilize for the economic well being and prosperity of all Nigerians by demanding that the chapter 2 of the Constitution becomes justifiable. Meaning Nigerians will benefit from their existence even before the 2023 elections.
“The new movement shall also, without delay, mobilise for the economic wellbeing and prosperity of all Nigerians by demanding and ensuring that Chapter 2 of the present Constitution i.e.; “Fundamental Objectives & Directive Principles of State Policy becomes justiciable once and for all, while also mounting an articulate and vigorous campaign to deconstruct and reconstruct obnoxious election laws which have provided leeway for opportunists in the corridor of power to subvert the will of the electorate making voting irrelevant in determining who actually becomes elected in Nigeria.
“Our Political Coalition wishes to assert that the current factionalisation and imbroglio rocking dominant political parties in Nigeria as well as the heightening political tension in the country, especially within the Nigerian ruling class, have further given credence to our resolve and intervention to provide a credible alternative political class and leadership for Nigeria as most of those who pride themselves as Leaders of our country in the last twenty-one years of civil rule have proved to be huge failures and burden to the wellbeing of our people.
“We hereby call on those presently in charge of our Federal Government, military, and security apparatus to immediately wake up and do everything to stop the ongoing senseless pogrom against the masses of our people.”
You would recall that the likes of Kingsley Moghalu, Omoyele Sowore, Fela Durotoye and Oby Ezekwesili also tried providing what they termed the ‘Third Force’ before 2019 election but it collapsed before the election took place.