In what seems to be the genesis of creation of new political parties to wrestle power with the existing ones,
thirty prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals, have formed a new political movement called National Consultative Front ahead of 2023 general elections
While there are indications that many other political associations will emerge between now 2022 to later metamorphose to a full fledge political party the new group’s objectives include mobilizing Nigerians for a popular mass action towards political constitutional reforms that are citizen-driven and process-led in engendering a new peoples’ constitution.
This was contained in a communique after a month-long nationwide consultations and virtual meetings. 9News Nigeria got wing of the formulation of the political movement when they went public on Wednesday in their national secretariat in Abuja.
Listed as members of the 30-member strong steering committee for the NCF include: Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba; former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia; Olisa Agbakoba, SAN; Femi Falana SAN; Col. Abubakar Umar (retd.), Dr Oby Ezekwesili; Prof Jibo Ibrahim; Yabagi Sanni; Amb, Nkoyo Toyo, Isa Aremu, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, and Senator Shehu Sani.
Others include: Prof. Remi Sonaiya, Mallam Tanko Yinusa, Alhaji Shettima Yerima, Lady Funke Awolowo, Peter Ameh and Ogbeni Lanre Banjo, among others.