BY ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Abuja
A total of 15 registered political parties, including Labour Party, Alliance for Democracy (AD), National Conscience Party (NCP), and 12 others has formed a coalition known as the Coalition for New Nigeria (CNN).
The new coalition, according its proponents, promises to shield Nigeria from politics of ‘stomach infrastructure.’ The coalition in statement signed by Abdulsalam Salam, observed that governance in Nigeria is bedeviled with policy somersault, rule of might and abuse of public trust.
“Our vision is to make the new Nigeria secure and prosperous through effective governance that will overcome our current educational, security, and power problems. We are passionate about rescuing Nigerians from politics of stomach infrastructure, through our mission of making Nigeria the centre piece of domestic and foreign policies,” the statement reads in part.
Salam who noted that Nigeria has gone through several momentous stages in her quest for nation building, said none will be as strategic, challenging and significant as the effort the coalition will invest to create a new Nigeria.
“After several consultations and cordial discussions on the political and economic situation of the country, we the following political parties have formed ourselves into a coalition to be known and addressed as Coalition for New Nigeria (CNN) to chart positive course for a new Nigeria.”
Other political parties in the coalition are; ADC, NAC, NCP, DPC, PPA, PDC, DA, BNPP, AA, UDP, PPN, AD and MPPP.