Agbakoba’s NIM to Seal Alliance with LP, SDP, ADP, Others Tomorrow


By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Conveners of Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM)  known as the Third Force Movement in Nigeria, have said their movement will tomorrow adopt a political party for the 2019 elections.

A statement issued yesterday by the Media Assistant to the National Publicity Secretary,  Olubori Obafemi Isah, said the group will conclude talks with Labour Party (LP), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Progressive Party (UPP), among others in a bid to form alliance for the 2019 elections.

According to the group’s spokesman, the alliance will be concretised on Tuesday.

The statement said: “NIM is about to actualise the vision of its conveners as a fresh breed ideological platform conceived to reorder the political culture and governance system of Nigeria by adopting a credible political party towards the engagement of the 2019 elections.

“Our coalition talks with like-minded political parties in the last two months will be cemented by the National Executive Council (NEC) of NIM on Tuesday in Abuja with a two pronged decision of adopting a credible political party for NIM as well as the formalisation of NIM electoral alliance with like minded political parties such as LP, SDP, ADP, UPP towards a grand coalition for a New Nigeria.”

He said those expected to be at the Tuesday meeting, which would be jointly presided by Mr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa are members of the National Executive Council and Steering

Committee, Zonal and State Coordinators as well as Principal Officers of the national secretariat of NIM.

According to the statement, NIM is considering adopting a rainbow coalition in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State which is most likely to be anchored on the ADP with the formidable collaboration with the SDP and

LP in ensuring that the fresh breed third force movement deliver Ekiti from the manipulation and misrule of “stomach infrastructure” foisted on the Ekiti people.