Splinter ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ group surfaces; accuses Obasanjo of mischief
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been accused of wrongly using the Coalition for Nigeria name to front his political movement.
The new group whose national president Sabo Odeh addressed a press conference Thursday in Abuja said the authentic Coalition for Nigeria will continue to pursue the noble objective of having credible persons to drive the Nigeria Project irrespective of differences pertaining to class, ethnicity, religious or political affiliation.
“Our Coalition is made up of Nigerians that yearn for a better country with the firm belief that the dismantling of the infrastructure for corruption is a necessary first step that ensure that we can then build the country on a solid foundation that provides level playing field to all citizens.
“The Coalition for Nigeria, having the best intentions of our dear nation at heart, is careful to go about effecting change in a way that does not jeopardize the stability and safety of Nigeria. There is nothing to be gained in burning our country in the name of seeking improvement; the reforms we all desire are achievable through persuasion, consensus building and collaboration without resorting to inflammatory acts and utterances as we have seen with some people,” he said.
He said the outcomes that the Coalition of Nigeria desire is a Nigeria that works for all, the outcomes according to him are such that would persist from one administration to the other.