A new player has joined the political landscape in Nigeria. The group called “National Intervention Movement” was made known at a press conference in Abuja.
On the occasion, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) chairman said that it is now evident that the 2014 National Conference was tailored to suit the political interest of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The legal practitioner, who was named as the leader of the NIM’s national steering committee, explained that, “The difference between what we are doing today and what IBB did in his confab, what Abacha did in his confab what OBJ did in his own confab and what President Jonathan did in his own confab is that, they had their own political agenda.
“So, if we start from saying that Nigeria is a failing or failed state we have about 180 million people who do not take part in the political discuss. If we can get this political movement and get these people to make a political choice, that will be the difference.”
Also speaking at the event, a labour activist, Isa Aremu, explained that it was sad that Nigeria had suffered the misfortune of having individuals who cared less about the people they were supposed to be serving at the helm of affairs. According to him, it is now an irony that it will take an appeal by the President (Muhammadu Buhari) for state governors to pay workers their salaries.
NIM’s steering committee also includes Donald Duke, Pat Utomi, Kemi George, Isa Aremu, Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, Rabiu Isaiku Rabiu and Abubakar Gada.