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Obasanjo’s Coalition Turns Partisan, Adopts ADC | The Precision

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The Coalition for Nigeria Movement, a pressure group
convened by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, appears to be more
interested in the nation’s governance as it adopts a political party,
African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The elder
statesman disclosed the new development to reporters on Thursday at his
Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State
capital.
He explained in his speech titled ‘My treatise for future
of democracy and development in Nigeria’, that the decision was in a
bid for the group to realise its dream of a new Nigeria.
The
statement read in part, “Since the inception of Coalition for Nigeria
Movement, CNM, many of the sixty-eight registered political parties had
contacted and consulted with the Movement on coming together and working
together.
“The leadership of the Movement, after detailed
examination, wide consultation and bearing in mind the orientation,
policies, and direction of the Movement, have agreed to adopt ADC as its
platform to work with others for bringing about desirable change in the
Nigeria polity and governance.”
The former president said the ADC
is poised to provide the much-needed political will for the advancement
of the socio-political and economic development of the country.


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He further challenged Nigerians to rise up to the task of making the country great again.
Obasanjo also asked members of the National Assembly to rid themselves of corruption by making laws for good governance.
He
stressed the need for the amendment of the constitution to empower the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to regulate campaign
funds of political parties.
The former president also wants INEC
to conduct elections for the three tiers of government, including the
local government polls. (ChannelsTV)

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