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2023: Our ‘Third Force’ Not About Forming A New Political Party But… – Utomi Reveals



Popular economist and politician, Professor Pat Utomi has on Thursday debunked reports that he and others involved in the Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) are set to unveil a new political party on October 1.

Though he confirmed that their target is having the right persons emerge victorious during the 2023 general elections, Utomi clarified that their strategy may not involve forming a new political party.

Naija News recalls some prominent Nigerians formed the Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) to give Nigerians an alternative platform to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Founders of RNP include former governor of Kwara state, Ahmed Abdulfatai, Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, Senator Lee Maeba, Usman Bugaje, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Amb. Nkoyo Toyo, Yomi Awoniyi, Dr. Rose Idi Danladi, Dr. Sadiq Gombe among others.

Shortly after, some sources claimed the newly formed political structure has concluded plans to unveil a new mega political movement by October 1st.

The source claimed the PRP, ADC, Labour Party will form the nucleus of the new movement which will transform into a mega political party.

But in a reaction on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of a press conference announcing winners of the Year 2020 Zik Prize in Leadership Awards, Prof Utomi said their focus is not about forming a new political party.

He said the group will work more on ensuring competent people are able to find their way into political offices regardless of the political party platform to which they belong.

“No, I don’t think it (Third Force) is going to be a political party. We need to gather some of these movements, moving towards a better society,” Utomi said.

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