A New Political Movement, "National Consultative Front" Midwifed By Prominent Nigerian Politicians
About 30 prominent Nigerians have formed a new political movement in the country.
In a communiqué issued on Wednesday in Abuja, the group unveiled its name as National Consultative Front.
Some of the members include: a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba; a prominent lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba; human rights lawyer, Femi Falana; ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, and former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili.
Former presidential candidate, Remi Sonaiya, ex-Senator, Shehu Sani; Tanko Yinusa, Shettima Yerima and Funke Awolowo, are also part of the movement.
“A new ideological mass Movement shall be initiated to embark on immediate mass mobilisation of the nooks and crannies of the country for popular mass action towards political constitution reforms that is citizens-driven and process-led in engendering a new Peoples’ Constitution for a new Nigeria that can work for all,” it read in part.
It also added that the movement will “mobilise for the economic wellbeing and prosperity of all Nigerians by demanding and ensuring that Chapter 2 of the present Constitution.”