Lagos, Nigeria… Tuesday, 8th February, 2022
…..SET UP JOINT TRANSITION/HARMONISATION COUNCIL TO CONSUMMATE FUSION OF PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
……TO LAUNCH MEGA PARTY THIS MONTH IN ABUJA
BEING THE UPDATED COMMUNIQUE OF THE NATIONAL RETREAT OF POLITICAL LEADERS OF CONSCIENCE AND STAKEHOLDERS OF THE THIRD FORCE MOVEMENT CONVENED TO CONSUMMATE THE FORMATION OF AN ALTERNATIVE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S MEGA PARTY ON SUNDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 2022 IN VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
Leaders of Conscience and Key Stakeholders and Partners in the emergents Third Force Movement of Nigeria met under the auspices of the National Consultative Front, NCFront on Sunday, 6th February, 2022 in Victoria Island, Lagos to consummate the various consultations and negotiations among parties and stakeholders aimed at forming a formidable alternative democratic Mega Party to drive the political rescue and salvation of Nigeria through the ballot in 2023.
Leaders of Conscience and Eminent Nigerians at the Retreat convened to consummate the Democratic Alternative People’s Mega Party of the Third Force for the 2023 elections include: Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Usman Bugaje, Engr Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso, Prof Kingsley Moghalu – Presidential Aspirant, Senator Saidu Dansadau, Chairman, NRM, Chief Raph Okey Nwosu, Chairman, ADC, Hadjia Najatu Mohammed, Prof Mrs Remi Sonaiya, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Prof Osita Ogbu, Former Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Dr Sadiq Gombe, Comrade Promise Adewusi, Mni, Former Deputy President of the NLC, Chief Akin Braithwaite, Arc Ezekiel Nya Etok, Lady Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi – Presidential Aspirant, Sir Olawale Okunniyi, 5 Reps of the EndSars Movement, 5 Reps of NCC- LIT Movement, among other eminent leaders of conscience at the meeting.
Meanwhile, apologies were received from Prof Attahiru Jega, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Dr Olisa Agbakoba SAN, Chairman of ÑIM, Mallam, Falalu Bello, Engr Buba Galadima, Bar Dan Nwayanwu, Hon Dr Olubunmi Usim Wilson, Ogbeni Lanre Banjo, Dr Aisha Lemu, Mr Segun Oshinowo, Barr Mrs Toyin Tokuta Adeoye, Comrade Tony Akeni of the NCCT – LIT, who were all unavoidably absent at the meeting.
GOODWILL AND SOLIDARITY MESSAGES:
Goodwill and Solidarity message were received from the President of the Nigerian Labour Movement through the President of NUPEG, Prince Williams Akporeha, who stood in for the President of the NLC. The meeting, which coincided with the 65th Birthday Celebration of Prof Pat Utomi also took time to congratulate Prof Pat Utomi, wishing him success in his struggle with other leaders of conscience to rescue Nigeria.
PRESENTATION ON PARTY ADOPTION:
Afterwards, in accordance with the meeting agenda, stakeholders, having received solidarity and goodwillll messages from other key partners in the fusion process, namely; Rescue Nigeria Project, RNP, Nigeria Intervention Movement, ÑIM, Strategic Elements of the Civil Society Movement and Youths’ EndSars Movement, subsequently invited presentations from the National Chairmen of National Rescue Movement, NRM and African Democratic Congress, ADC respectively on their resolve and readiness to accommodate all partners and stakeholders in a fusion arrangement.
It was however observed that the presentation of one of the key allied Parties in the adoption and fusion process, the People’s Redemption Party, PRP, which has been in consultations with the NCFront and invited to the Retreat, could not be received as the Leadership of the Party was yet to give full clearance and approval to the terms, conditions and modalities contained in the MOU guiding the Fusion. The meeting to that extent, mandated the Transition/Fusion Council to receive their presentation, if the Party is ready to interface with the process within the time frame given to the council to conclude its tasks
Consequent upon the two presentations and the separate pledges of the two political parties to fully honour the terms, conditions and modalities contained in the Memorandum Of Understanding, MOU drafted to guide the adoption of the Coalition Party to serve as the vehicle and platform upon which the fusion shall be consummated, the meeting set up an all inclusive Transition/Harmonisation Council to practically consummate the political fusion of all stakeholders on the platform of one of the registered allied political parties as well as launch the alternative mega party, without further delay, at least within the next three weeks.
MEMBERS OF THE HIGH POWERED TRANSITION/HARMONISATION COUNCIL:
Members of the historic Transition/Harmonisation Council nominated to consummate and guide the fusion process henceforth are as follows: Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Usman Bugaje, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Engr Buba Galadima, Senator Saidu Dansadau, Chairman, NRM, Chief Raph Okey Nwosu, Chairman, ADC, Barr Dan Nwayanwu, Hadjia Najatu Mohammed, Prof Mrs Remi Sonaiya, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Prof Osita Ogbu, former Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Hon Mrs Janet Adeyemi, Dr Chris Ekiyor, Dr Sadiq Gombe, Comrade Promise Adewusi, mni, former Deputy President of the NLC, Dr Tanko Yunusa, Barr Monday Ubani, Esq, Chief Akin Braithwaite, Arc Ezekiel Nya Etok, Lady Khadija Okunnu-Lamidi, Hon Dr Olubunmi Usim Wilson, Ogbeni Lanre Banjo, Mr Segun Oshinowo, former DG of NECA, Comrade Tony Akeni Two Reps of Labour, and Sir Olawale Okunniyi, mandated to coordinate the Secretariat of the Council.
The Council was however mandated to coopt more members, when it becomes necessary to this end, the Council was mandated to further consult with Prof Attahiru Jega, Dr Olisa Agbakoba SAN, President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Waaba, Mallam Falalu Bello, Barr Femi Falana SAN, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Barr Dan Nwayanwu, Prince Adewole Adebayo Esq, Dr Aisha Salihu Lemu in that direction. Finally, the Secretariat of the council was directed to commence work immediately to fastrack the consummation and launching of the Third Force Mega Party this month before it’s too late.
Ms Bilikis Bello
For: National Secretariat
National Consultative Front, NCFront
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