– A professor of political economy, Pat Utomi and some other leaders have vowed to launch a mega party ahead of 2023
– This was disclosed on Tuesday, February 2, during a virtual meeting of concerned stakeholders
– If this eventually happens, the new party may give the APC a good fight during the next general election
Apparently determined to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Aso Rock in 2023, some prominent leaders of thoughts under the aegis of the National Consultative Front (NCF) said they are set to launch a mega political movement aimed at rescuing the country.
Daily Trust reports that they said their first mission would be to mobilise towards having a new constitution that works for all which would serve as a basis for sponsoring credible candidates in the next election.
Legit.ng gathered that the leaders included a former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, a former speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, and a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, among others.
Speaking at a special virtual address, the leader maintained that they have set up special committees to coordinate activities relating to the attainment of their objectives.
“We are deeply disturbed by the disastrous failure of political leadership and unimaginable state collapse in Nigeria, as evident in the pervasive insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping, general insecurity as well as the dangerous slide of the Nigerian economy into depression, which has dimmed the hope of Nigerians at independence; rendering our most talented young people incapacitated, to seeking greener pastures in better managed foreign countries.”
The report said that other leaders who endorsed the resolution after the meeting included Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, Prof. Remi Sonaiya, Comrade Issa Aremu, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, Chief Precious Elekima, Arch Ezekiel Nya-Etok, Dr Tanko Yunusa and HC Peter Ameh.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Utomi stated that Nigerian leaders should be ashamed the older generation enjoyed a better living standard than the current youths.
Utomi, who is also a management expert, made this known during an event held in Kuto Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The event themed “Public-private partnership for the development of Ogun state” was to publicise the installation of Ladi Adebutu as the Lisa Aje of Egbaland.
He attributed a lack of discipline and gross corrupt practices to the reasons for underdevelopment in the country.
Nigeria must inculcate with the habit of “force-saving” so that the country can move from being stagnant to the first-class economy like Singapore, an Asian country.