2023: Jega, Agbakoba, Utomi To Launch New Opposition Party Against APC, PDP In November
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will soon seize to be called Nigeria’s main opposition party as a new political party is about to be launched in November 2021.
According to the National Consultative Front (NCFront) co-chairperson, Prof Pat Utomi, he would be meeting with former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega and the Olisa Agbakoba (SAN)-led National Political Coalition on Electoral Reforms to discuss way further on it’s a political movement initiated on October 1.
Naija News understands that the NCFront in a statement made available to news on Friday revealed that plans have been completed to launch a credible alternative mega ideological party to conquer the two major political parties in the country in the 2023 presidential election.
“The aim is to depose the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),” the statement by Tanko Yunusa, Head of Public Affairs noted.
He said the consensus among NCFront members is the exploration of electoral alliance with existing political parties with similar ideological values.
Yunusa said the body has mobilised stakeholders to work out the modalities of ensuring equal benefits and responsibilities for partners fusing into the mega party.
The spokesman further explained that Utomi is meeting with Jega and Agbakoba to discuss how to get the civil society, labour movement, like-minded individuals, political leaders, and groups on board.
The statement added: “The Nigerian people and electorates are tired of the present exploitative misrule of the country by both these parties and have therefore rejected them ahead of the 2023 elections.
“It has become a historical duty for leaders of conscience under the umbrella of the NCFront given the rescue mission of the Front to provide a formidable credible alternative for our frustrated electorates and citizens ahead of the 2023 elections.
“This is to save Nigeria from a looming anarchy that may arise from hostilities against the 2023 elections based on the perception that it holds no value and genuine promise for the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria”, the statement added.