Obasanjo’s Letter: Mass Defection Looms At NASS
It appears that another mass defection will occur at the National Assembly as many lawmakers are considering dumping their parties to join the Coalition for Nigeria Movement.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is leading the movement and in the letter released last week, he called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest for the second term, saying he should join the number of elder statesmen to offer advice at the sideline.
Obasanjo also called on the youths to embrace the movement, which has the likes of former CBN Governor Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Pat Utomi, Olisa Agbakoba as members.
Speaking to our correspondent, a PDP lawmaker said that his party was not ready to return him to the National Assembly because of his resolve on some issues.
He said, “Chief Obasanjo has reached out to us and we will be considering moving to Coalition for Nigeria Movement.”
He noted that the former president had raised salient issues that the present administration must consider but due to personal ambition of the people in power, nothing is being done to improve the country.
Another APC lawmaker said that he would be joining some of his colleagues to move to a new political platform.
“We cannot continue like this. We are considering Obasanjo’s letter and we know it does not take more than two weeks to register a political party with INEC. If the Coalition for Nigeria Movement eventually emerges as a political party, we will join,” he said.