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Breaking: Former president Obasanjo's proposed coalition for Nigeria launches in Abuja




The coalition is being launched at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Obasanjo, had, in a letter, called for the formation of the movement. He had argued that the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party were incapable of repositioning Nigeria, having lost the confidence of the electorate. 

Premium Times reports that Obasanjo, who just bagged a PhD degree was not present at the launch in Abuja. Two former PDP governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun state and Donald Duke of Cross River, were, however, said to be in attendance. 

Oyinlola who said the movement is not yet a political party, noted that, with time and agreement with other stake holders, it could eventually upgrade into a political party. “We’re not a political party, at least, for now,” he said. “We recognise the facts that by the dictates of the constitution, you can only contest on the platform of a political party.” 

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