Merger 2019: Agbokoba-Led Leadership of New Mega Party Roles Out Plans for Nation-wide Mobilisation

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) –  Dr Olisa Agbakoba-led leadership of the newly registered mega political party, People’s Trust (PT) has rolled out plans for nation-wide mobilisation ahead of 2019 presidential election.

Agbakoba, who is the National Chairperson of National Executive Council, (NEC) and Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Chairperson of Board of Trustees, (BOT) of People’s Trust, (PT) jointly made this disclosure, while addressing the National Executive Council, (NEC) of the adopted mega party following their elections to lead the new mega formation of the Nigerian main opposition bloc.

The Protem National Chairman, Mallam Ja’afaru Nasser Kura and Protem National Publicity Secretary, Prof Anthony Kila, disclosed this on Monday in a statement sent to Sundiata Post.

According to the statement, the Agbakoba and his members have accepted to steer the rescue agenda of the newly consummated mega party for Nigeria and that they are prepared to go all out to recruit and mobilise other credible political allies and aspirants across the length and breadth of the country to join forces with the party to end present penury, misery and hunger in the country.

In achieving this, new leadership of the mega Peoples Trust was charged by NEC, to immediately engage and consult some leading Presidential aspirants and Political icons in the country and to urgently convene a national stakeholders summit on Nigeria’s democracy for the purpose of adopting a common presidential candidate and also to encourage more platforms and stakeholders to merge with the People’s Trust mega platform.

Some of the political icons and presidential aspirants shortlisted for National Stakeholders consultations scheduled to commence next week include; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen TY Danjuma, Chief Olu Falae, Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Mr Donald Duke, and Rt Hon Ghali Umar Naaba,

Others are ; Col Abubarkar Umar, Senator Datti Baba Ahmed, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Mr Omoyele Sowore, Mr Ahmed Buhari, Dr Kingsley, Moghalu, Mr Fela Durotoye, Dr Sina Fagbenro Byron, Engr Buba Galadima, Veteran Olawale Okunniyi, Director General of NIM among others over adoption of a common presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.

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The statement reads in full:

The leadership of the People’s Trust, PT, a newly registered mega political party, which, at the weekend in Abuja, announced the consummation of a tactical merger of major political platforms, stakeholders and associates within the bloc of the main opposition circle in the country, has rolled out plans of the new mega party to build a real democratic and ideologically driven mega platform towards the survival of the Nigeria’s democracy.

Dr Olisa Agbakoba, (SAN), Protem  National Chairperson of National Executive Council, (NEC) and Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Chairperson of Board of Trustees, (BOT) of People’s Trust, (PT) jointly made this disclosure, while addressing the National Executive Council, (NEC) of the adopted mega party following their elections to lead the new mega formation of the Nigerian main opposition bloc, which fused into People’s Trust, (PT); a national party registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in 2017.

In a joint address to the party NEC attended by various stakeholders who fused into the mega party, the human rights icon, Olisa Agbakoba and the international medical expert, Tafawa Balewa decried the present crops of political class and ruling elites in the country for failing the cause of civil rule and democracy, which they and others, who paid the highest sacrifices, fought hard to enthrone.

To the duo, if the current Nigeria’s democratic experiment must survive or yield its natural dividends, Nigerians must rally and own the new ideologically focused mega party to challenge their exploiters as People’s Trust is initiated as a real popular party to provide leadership for the peoples struggles in the mode of the ANC of south Africa.

In the meantime, the duo who are Co-Chairpersons of Nigeria’s biggest political movement; Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM; a major convergence for Fresh breed, emerging political leaders in the country, have accepted to steer the rescue agenda of the newly consummated mega party for Nigeria and that they are prepared to go all out to recruit and mobilise other credible political allies and aspirants across the length and breadth of the country to join forces with the party to end present penury, misery and hunger in the country

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“Within the next couple of months, we are determined to change the course of history in Nigeria as well as its political narratives from the negative to the positive, which was why we encouraged the birth of Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP in the first place as CUPP was an initiative jointly facilitated with a group of 35 political parties operating under the auspices of Coalition for New Nigeria, CNN”

“So, we, in the NIM, are essentially in a principled union with other platforms to be able to effectively raise the level of civic responsibility among Nigerian citizens, especially the Youths, Professionals and the grassroots, in bringing issues of good governance, rule of law and economic development to the fore, while making Nigerians realize the power of their PVCs and votes. This is the whole logic our facilitation of alliances and coalition towards the 2019 elections”

“It also for the purposes of consolidating the mileage gained with the formation of the coalition that we are merging with liked minded political allies and stakeholders to create a credible mega platform for all democrats to engage the 2019 elections on the platform of the People’s Trust”

“Therefore, we as fresh breed democrats and progressives of the third force movement, wish to call on all well-meaning Nigerian citizens, serious and credible Aspirants in the 2019 elections, untainted politicians, professionals, Youths and women for whom we have already secured 35% quota respectively within this fresh grassroot oriented mega party to immediately join and own the party with us at the national convention slated for August 2018” the leaders of the new mega party enjoined.

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In a related development, the new leadership of the mega Peoples Trust was charged by NEC to immediately engage and consult some leading Presidential aspirants and Political icons in the country and to urgently convene a national stakeholders summit on Nigeria’s democracy for the purpose of adopting a common presidential candidate and also to encourage more platforms and stakeholders to merge with the People’s Trust mega platform

Some of the political icons and presidential aspirants shortlisted for National Stakeholders consultations scheduled to commence next week by NEC include; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen TY Danjuma, Chief Olu Falae, Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Mr Donald Duke, Rt Hon Ghali Umar Naaba, Col Abubarkar Umar, Senator Datti Baba Ahmed, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Mr Omoyele Sowore, Mr Ahmed Buhari, Dr Kingsley, Moghalu, Mr Fela Durotoye, Dr Sina Fagbenro Byron, Engr Buba Galadima, Veteran Olawale Okunniyi, Director General of NIM among others over adoption of a common presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.

Signed

Mallam Ja’afaru Nasser Kura

Protem National Secretary

Prof Anthony Kila

Protem National Publicity Secretary

People’s Trust

 

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