2019 will be a rough, tough fight — Third Force Coalition

2019 will be a rough, tough fight

Naijalatest — There is a movement that have been parading themselves as a Third Force coalition called the The Nigerian Intervention Movement, NIM whose major priority was to impact on the 2019 general elections. 2019 general elections they claim be tough and require a huge war chest to prosecute.

During their grand national summit and launch of a grand political coalition in Abuja on the future of Nigeria made their position known to the cheering participants. Olisa Agbakoba who is a Co-chairperson of the group, made this known in his opening speech, had this to say.

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“Our immediate agenda is to impact on 2019. And if you agree, it means that we here must be very united.‘’ We cannot do it alone. It reminds me of when we started the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO; we were exactly seven but confronted this huge military apparatus. Eventually, we became the 12th largest human rights organisation in the world.

“It was our shared commitment. So, that is the commitment you are going to make. It is not to come to Abuja, dress fine and sit down. If you want to displace the APC or PDP, it is going to be a rough fight. It is going to be tough.

‘’I can see so many people without PVCs. So, if we are going to make a difference, the first thing is to get your PVCs. It is of no use going to the mosques on Fridays or churches on Sundays to pray.

‘’Without PVCs, there will be no change. Nigeria is like a big company where there are two million shareholders and in the case of Nigeria, about 200 million shareholders. Less than one thousand are controlling the rest. Think about it.

‘’The people holding you bondage, how many are they? They are not many. So, we have to break this bondage by participating in the affairs of our nation. That is the only way, but we need money.

‘’We do not want the money bags, but we need money. Do not kid yourself, we need money to prosecute this election but we do not need the old type of money. I have studied National Bureau of Statistics Demographic analysis.

‘’There are 30 million Nigerian youths between 18 and 40 years. That is our base. Trump had a base. Trump won because he allowed Hillary Clinton to roam around the whole place. He focused on the uneducated white working class. We will focus, once we identify this base and work on them. If we have 10 million youths on our side, we are going to win.” Dr Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa who is also a pioneering Co-chairperson of the movement, said the NIM was not

“moved by bitterness nor are we motivated by hatred. So we shall not wipe away our past. “If we were asked to choose only three things for our children, it will be education, education and education. You cannot have prosperity without education and as our recent experience is showing us, you cannot even have peace and order without education.”

 Soyinka warns against experienced spoilers

In a similar development via a message to the launch, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, urged them to be vigilant and watch out for “experienced spoilers.” who may be catalyst to the progress of the movement

Professor Wole had this to say: “You must, however, exercise unrelenting vigilance. Prowling around, you already know those who are recurrent interlopers, whose sole aim is to hijack your efforts or infiltrate your ranks with their stooges.

‘’Experienced spoilers, they are part and parcel of the very predicament you are trying to alleviate. The more notorious suffer from a messianic complex and a desperate need to obliterate the roles, they have played in placing the nation in her current plight.”

2019 will be a rough, tough fight

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