Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Says The Main Aim Of CNM Is To Vote Out President Muhammadu Buhari, Calls On Igbos To Take Action Now
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Indigenes of the southeastern parts of Nigeria, especially the Igbos have been urged to do all within their power to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari does not win his reelection bid in 2019 because this might be in their best interests.
This is according to two-time President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo who touted his newly-formed Coalition of Nigerian Movement (CNM) as the best platform to achieve this aim.
Obasanjo advised the Igbos not to believe the promise that the region would produce the President in 2023 and instead urged them to take power now as they vote out President Buhari.
He made these declarations through his speech at a meeting of the CNM held in Awka, Anambra. Delivered by the South East convener of the movement, Dr Okey Nwosu, the Igbos were charged to jump ship from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and support the Coalition of Nigerian Movement in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, the speech read in parts: “The meeting is a wake-up call for Nd’Igbo to dump APC and collaborate with CNM, which is the best alternative for their rescue from poverty, hunger, recklessness and ethnic cleansing in the hands of the Hausa/Fulani marauders.
“Every Nigerian leader is very much embarrassed with the state of the nation where people are attacked, killed, raped and made refugees in their own homes.
“Political leaders must advocate action against these senseless killings and seek how to design a new democratic action plan to ensure we take care of this conundrum democratically, and say, ‘Enough is enough.’
“If unchecked, these unethical activities will lead to the destruction of the country. It does not augur well for Nigeria’s development.
“The objective of CNM was mostly on how to sack Buhari from Aso Rock in 2019 and ensure that a visionary government is elected.
“Nigeria’s eminent personalities, including Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and T.Y. Danjuma have all spoken and condemned the killings and destruction in the country.
“If these people can say that the nation needs to be saved from these calamities, the South-East geopolitical zone must add their voice to the clarion call.”