2019: Third Force to Shortlist Consensus Candidate to Tackle APC, PDP

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Raheem Akingbolu

Presidential candidates and leaders of the third force, political parties in the country have perfected plans to shortlist and settle for a fresh breed consensus Presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, the Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM, has announced.

In a communiqué issued after a meeting of the promoters of the initiative yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, the Director of Strategy and Publicity Bureau of Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM, Dr Olusegun Awe Obe, disclosed that the parley resolved to align all serious Presidential candidates of the third force political parties into a common platform for the purpose of upstaging the two Presidential flag bearers of the old order in All Progressive Congress, APC and People’s Democratic Party, PDP at the 2019 elections

The statement said the move was inspired by the recent pacts for structural merger signed by the Olisa Agbakoba led People’s Trust, PT and the Obasanjo’s African Democratic Congress, ADC on one hand and the strategic alliance ratified last month between the Peoples Trust, PT and the Olawepo Hashim’s Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), on the other, which already set the tone for the emergence of a consensus Presidential candidate of the third force against Muhammadu Buhari of APC and Atiku Abubarkar of PDP

The round table to shortlist consensus Presidential candidate of the third force, the statement said, is billed to hold in Abuja in the last week of October to be chaired by Agbakoba.

According to the statement, some of the Presidential candidates expected at the consensus forum include but not limited to; Mr Donald Duke of SDP, Dr Gbenga Olawepo Hashim of APT, Dr Obby Ezekwesili of ACPN, Dr Segun Mimiko of ZLP, Mr Obadiah Melafia of ADC and Dr Kingsley Moghalu of YPP.