May 23, 2018

Obasanjo’s statement: Mass defection looms in N’Assembly, ex-President contacts lawmakers (Punch)

Obasanjo’s statement: Mass defection looms in N’Assembly, ex-President contacts lawmakers (Punch)

The Coalition for Nigeria, a third-force political group being championed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, appears to be a major platform that has continued to attract prominent and other members of the National Assembly, Sunday Punch has learnt.

Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in both the Senate and House of Representatives are said to be considering Obasanjo’s platform to achieve their political goals in the 2019 general elections. One of the aggrieved lawmakers, who spoke to one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity for fear of persecution, said it was becoming clear that many of them would be denied electoral tickets by their parties and the option was to consider Obasanjo’s offer. Read more

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