A report from Premium Times disclosed that the new political movement promoted by former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Coalition for Nigeria, and mentioned in his blistering statement on President Buhari is due for launch on January 31.
Surprise, surprise: The coalition is being coordinated by the quintessential PDP/APC man, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the former governor of Osun state. Lost reelection to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola. Became the national secretary of the PDP. Was removed from office. Took the party to court. Lost. Defected to the APC.
And now he is to coordinate a coalition for Nigeria. He is a close ally of the former president.
According to Premium Times:
To manage possible ripples that may arise in the process of establishing leadership structures, the movement has opted to appoint what it calls “spokesperson” at all levels.
“Mr. Oyinlola is now acting as the national spokesman; such roles would be appointed at all levels, including state, senatorial zones, down to ward level,” said a source close to the secretariat.
The movement is expected to be unveiled at an undisclosed location in Abuja.
The former president had spent about three months consulting with political leaders in the country for his elaborate plan for the movement.
Many of those consulted by Mr. Obasanjo are said to have signed in for the idea.
PREMIUM TIMES has learnt that at least seven governors and scores of lawmakers have agreed to pull into the coalition.