‘Third Force’ launches in Abuja, considers political party status
Hundreds of people, yesterday, trooped to the Yar Adua Centre in Abuja, for the official launch of what was supposed to be former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition for Nigeria Movement’, known also as the Third Force.
Obasanjo, in a letter highly critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, a week ago, had asked: “If neither the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a worthy horse to ride to lead Nigeria at this crucial and critical time, what then do we do?”
He then went on to call for the establishment of the group, saying: “We need a Coalition for Nigeria. Such a Movement at this juncture needs not be a political party but one to which all well-meaning Nigerians can belong. That Movement must be a coalition for democracy, good governance, social and economic wellbeing and progress; a coalition to salvage and redeem our country.”