Coalition Movement Open To All Nigerians Above 18 Years – Edogiawerie
A member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement Steering Committee, Mr Omoruyi Edogiawerie, on Tuesday said that the association’s membership is open to all Nigerians above the age of 18.
He says the movement which was proposed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, will indeed salvage the nation from the numerous woes that have bewildered Africa’s most populous country.
“What resonates between you and I, is the fact that we want a better nation. Our nation needs to be shored up by we the people,” Edogiawerie said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Last week, the former President in a special statement to President Buhari, scored the Federal Government low in dealing with issues of killings in parts of the nation, poor handling of the economy, unemployment among several others.
He also advised the President not to take the patience of Nigerians for granted by seeking a second term in office but should rather, in a dignified way dismount from the horse (seat of power) and join the league of the country’s former leaders.
Subsequently, as a way forward, he proposed the Coalition for Nigeria movement which he believes will be a disruption from the norm.
While maintaining his position on practicing non-partisan politics, he encouraged well-meaning Nigerians with a desire to see genuine change to embrace the new movement, rather than put their hopes in political parties that eventually fail to deliver on promises.
The coalition eventually sprang forth at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, attracting former governors like Donald Duke of Cross River and Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun state.
While the former president insisted that the CN may not necessarily metamophorse into a political party, many observers believe that the reverse is the case and the movement will eventually seek to wrest power from the current government in 2019.