With less than a year to the conduct of the 2019 general election, the question on the lips of many Nigerians is ‘Which political party/parties will emerge as the third force movement that will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s major opposition party?
The reason for these worries by Nigerians yearning for a new alternative is not far-fetched. The nation is currently littered with 68 political parties, with others still to come. The electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently raised the alarm that the proliferation of political parties is dangerous as it may pose serious challenges in 2019.
Aside these political parties, there are several coalitions such as the Coalition for a New Nigeria (CNN), a group of 30 political parties which has promised to form the new government in 2019; National Intervention Movement (NIM), a political group led by Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) spearheaded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Read more