Prof Attahiru Jega, a fformer chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), National Consultative Front (NCFront) co-chairperson, Prof Pat Utomi and Olisa Agbakoba (SAN)-led National Political Coalition on Electoral Reforms are set to launch a new political party to depose the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to reports, the NCFront made the disclosure on Friday in a statement by it’s Head of Public Affairs, Tanko Yunusa while announcing plans to launch a “credible alternative mega ideological party by November”.
According to Tanko Yunusa the aim of launching the party is to “depose the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”.
Yunusa said Utomi’s meeting with Jega, a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, and Agbakoba, will discuss how to get the civil society, labour movement, like-minded individuals, political leaders, and groups on board.
The spokesman added that the body has mobilised stakeholders to work out the modalities of ensuring equal benefits and responsibilities for partners fusing into the mega party.
“The Nigerian people and electorates are tired of the present exploitative misrule of the country by both these parties and have therefore rejected them ahead of the 2023 elections.
“It has become a historical duty for leaders of conscience under the umbrella of the NCFront given the rescue mission of the Front to provide a formidable credible alternative for our frustrated electorates and citizens ahead of the 2023 elections.
“This is in order to save Nigeria from a looming anarchy that may arise from hostilities against the 2023 elections based on the perception that it holds no value and genuine promise for the survival of Nigerians and Nigeria”, the statement read.