The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) has finalised plans to effect the merger of some leading political parties and movements in the country aimed at dislodging the ruling All Progressives Congress government via the 2019 general elections.
NIM, in a statement by its National Secretariat issued in Abuja yesterday by its Media Assistant, Mr Olubori Isah Obafemi, said not less than 15 political parties and movements have already signed on to the deal with a strong readiness to dissolve into a common political platform ahead of the 2019 elections
NIM and former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) were front liners in the initiative that translated into the grand alliance of some like minded political parties and movements, which was recently launched as Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in Abuja two weeks ago.
Obafemi disclosed that the latest move became inevitable for NIM, “as the antecedents of electoral alliance in Nigeria has proved a great deal of futility and despondency in Nigeria since it has barely achieved its purpose, due to political self interest of coalescing parties and their gladiators.”
Some of the fresh and neutral nomenclatures already agreed by parties and stakeholders involved and to be proposed for INEC approval this week include; Accord of All Democrats (AAD) Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) Zenith of Nigerian Patriots, (ZNP), Alliance of All Progressives (AAP) among others. However, in the case of a likely delay by INEC, the merging parties have already slated two newly registered political parties for adoption at a joint national convention scheduled to hold in August 2019
Some of the gladiators and leaders nominated by NIM to drive the final stage of the merger are Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) Engr Buba Galadima, Rt Hon Ghali Umar Na’Aba, Mr Donald Duke, Col Umar Dangiwa, Dr Abdujalil Tafawa Balewa, Senator Datti Baba Ahmed, Dr John Darah, Dr Olu Agunloye, Mallam Isa Ozi Salami among other credible leaders of the fresh breed political movement in Nigeria.