The political movement promoted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Coalition for Nigeria is due for launch January 31. The movement is currently being coordinated by a former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Oyinlola is a long-standing associate of Obasanjo. However, 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.
“Prince 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, on Tuesday, issued a scathing public commentary on the Buhari administration, advising the president to take a “deserved rest” and urging Nigerians to vote him out should President Buhari insist on running.
Chief Obasanjo advocated the establishment of a movement he called Coalition for Nigeria, to offer a new leadership for the country. He said the two major parties; the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are unfit to provide leadership.