2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, others set to form powerful coalition for 2023 elections
30 Top Nigerians which feature activists, academics, and other professionals, have formed a new political movement called National Consultative Front.
The group’s objectives have already been set out and they include mobilizing Nigerians for a popular mass action towards political constitutional reforms that are citizen-driven and process-led in engendering a new peoples’ constitution.
This development was contained in a communique after a month-long nationwide consultations and virtual meetings.
It was made public by the new group’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The new coalition listed a 30-member strong steering committee for the NCF and they include: Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba; former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia; Olisa Agbakoba, SAN; Femi Falana SAN; Col. Abubakar Umar (retd.), Dr Oby Ezekwesili; Prof Jibo Ibrahim; Yabagi Sanni; Amb, Nkoyo Toyo, Isa Aremu, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, and Senator Shehu Sani.
Others include: Prof. Remi Sonaiya, Mallam Tanko Yinusa, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, Lady Funke Awolowo, Peter Ameh and Ogbeni Lanre Banjo, among others.
The group will be unveiled to the public in a highly anticipated future date.
Part of the resolutions adopted after the meeting read in part,
“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.