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Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by kirajustice: 8:09am On Feb 02, 2018



Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday formally registered with his Coalition for Nigeria Movement(CNM).

During his registration in Oke-Ileowo, Abeokuta, the former leader predicted that CNM will emerge victorious in the 2019 Elections.

He added that the party was already on course to defeat both the APC and PDP at the polls. Below is a transcript of his full statement obtained by PoliticsNGR;

STATEMENT BY H.E OLUSEGUN OBASANJO ON THE OCCASION OF HIS REGISTRATION FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIAN MOVEMENT

Ladies and Gentlemen and members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm, I welcome you to this simple but important ceremony of my registering as a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement and I thank you for being here.

Last week, I issued a statement which I did not do lightly or frivolously but out of deep concern for the situation of our country. I gave an expose on some aspects of our situations as I have observed them. I also took liberty to offer advice politely knowing fully well that my advice could be heeded or may be ignored.

However, heeded or not, I strongly believe that Nigeria cannot continue with business as usual. So, I proffered a way out or a way forward.

If the instruments we have used so far in our nation-building and governance since independence have not served us well, it is imperative that we should rethink and retool. It was Einstein who stated that it would amount to height of folly for anybody or any group to continue to do things in the same way and expect different results.

Coalition for Nigeria Movement is proposed as the new direction to mobilise our population for unity, cooperation, development, rule of law, employment, law and order, justice, integration, peace, security, stability, welfare and well-being. In these regards, special attention and space must be given to youths and women, who in most cases, have been victims and underlings.

I am particularly happy that yesterday, men and women (of all ages) of like minds joined hands to launch Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM). Among many other things that CNM will do is to raise standards generally but particularly standards of political leadership and governance.

Like all countries, Nigeria has many challenges. That, by itself, is not what we should worry about. What should matter is how, when and with what instruments we address or fail to address these challenges or create more problems.

Let me emphasise important areas, programme, priorities, or processes for improved attention. To start with, we seem to have taken nation-building for granted. Nation-building must be given continued attention to give every citizen a feeling of belonging and a stake in his or her country. For instance, the federal character principle, as espoused in our constitution, was to guide the leadership to search for competent holders of major offices to be distributed within the entire nation and avoid the concentration in a few ethnic hands or geographical places as we currently have in the leadership of our security apparatus. To avoid such non-integrative situation, we have the National Assembly and the Federal Character Commission, both institutions which must raise alarm or call for correction of actions by the executive that violates the spirit of our constitution. In like manner, the spate of violence, criminality, organised crime, insurgency and terrorism have not received sufficient proactive ameliorative responses through transformational leadership – a determined leadership that brings cohesion and wholesomeness to the polity. Nobody and no group should feel excluded in his or her own country. Inclusion and popular participation must be visibly pursued in terms of politics, the economy and our overall social life.

I am happy to be a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement. The movement is a pressure point towards good governance. This is the commencement for our popular and grassroots association. Of course, the membership will be free to collectively decide on whether CNM becomes a political party. If the Movement decides to transform itself and go into partisan politics, I will cease to be a member. And as a member for now, I accept all the conditions attached to membership of the Coalition.

We must promote the CNM and mobilise membership all over the country including membership from the Diaspora.

This is an opportunity for women and men, especially youths who have hitherto been feeling marginalised and helpless to go all out and bring friends and families into the CNM fold.

The CNM will remain a popular socio-economic Movement open to all Nigerians who believe in the greatness of Nigeria and are ready to contribute to it.

Some people have started worrying about the problem of personalities, in which some, in other efforts allocate positions to themselves. This Movement is not about personality or personalities; but about platform and system. Our system so far has not given us what we must have. For the first time we are building a platform from bottom-up. The Movement’s base is the grassroots and the people – all the people. When the platform is formed and the new system is put in place, the Movement may decide to sponsor/support candidates or transform itself into a political machine for that purpose.

A socio-economic popular Movement needs to be the new vehicle to give hope to the youths, dignity and encouragement to women and security, confidence, and a promising future to all Nigerians. It must work to bring about a new democratic and efficient Nigeria. The Movement must speak up boldly and bluntly about the truth but politely in accordance with African culture. The Movement will also act collectively with political awareness, social responsibility, sustained and sustainable economic development and progress. Timidity and cowardice must not be part of its make-up or culture and neither must there be indifference. He who keeps quiet, inactive and indifferent in the face of bad act is an accomplice to that act. Self-interest, self-centredness and selfishness must be put aside. National interest must be paramount. The Movement will teach what it believes and practice what it teaches.

It is necessary to make it clear that this movement does not regard itself as a third force. It sees itself as a popular movement that can accommodate all Nigerians irrespective of their political interest or affiliations and will propel Nigeria forward. Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians to be made right and the Coalition with others of the same view and like minds will leave no stone unturned to actualise God-given potentials of our country. The Movement will spearhead process, programme, policies and priorities to make Nigeria a great country playing its expected roles within West Africa, Africa and the world.

Nigerian youth will be emboldened, empowered, have employment, and play meaningful and responsible roles in the leadership and governance of the country in all ramifications. Nigerian women will have dignity, responsibility and equal consideration with men in the affairs of Nigeria.

The Movement is a means to an end. The end is Nigeria, unshackled, united, dynamic, strong, secure, cohesive, stable, and prosperous at home and respected outside, and as result, able to play decisive roles assertively within the comity of nations. A Nigeria of hope, aspiration and assurances which belongs to all with no sacred cow nor sacrificial lamb is what we want. My Nigeria, your Nigeria and our Nigeria with enchanting present and secure and glorious future.

Join the Movement to build a new Nigeria that will be in the hands of God.

https://politicsngr.com/coalition-nigeria-obasanjo-revealed-2019-registration-full-details/

Obasanjo formerly registering as a member of Coalition for Nigerian Movement


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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Getto23: 11:57am On Feb 02, 2018
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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by twy44(m): 11:58am On Feb 02, 2018
kirajustice:




https://politicsngr.com/coalition-nigeria-obasanjo-revealed-2019-registration-full-details/

Obasanjo formerly registering as a member of Coalition for Nigerian Movement


nice

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by ogwomba(m): 11:58am On Feb 02, 2018
Getto23:
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Land grabber.

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Navalsadiq(m): 11:58am On Feb 02, 2018
Old man.we shall see what coalition has to offer. U have lost relevance in Nigerian politics

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Chevronstaff: 11:59am On Feb 02, 2018
Nobody in his/her senses will follow Obasanjo, Oby Ezekkwesili, Soyinka and Oyinola 3rd Force movement .. Where were these people when Buhari destroyed Nigeria, killed unarmed IPOB supporters, made lopsided appointments, increased fuel price

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by blessedmeme: 11:59am On Feb 02, 2018
Baba on it again hahaha you go fear fear

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by eTECTIVe(m): 12:00pm On Feb 02, 2018
Baba Iyabo don vex... PMB's ineptitude has forced d kingmaker back from self imposed retirement...

Chevronstaff:
Nobody in his/her senses will follow Obasanjo, Oby Ezeks, Soyinka,Oyinola & Pastor Tunde Bakare 3rd Force movement Where were these people when Buhari destroyed Nigeria, killed Shiites & Kanu supporters, bullied judges, borrowed N10 Trillion, increased fuel price

Navalsadiq:
Old man.we shall see what coalition has to offer. U have lost relevance in Nigerian politics

U are either here or there... OBJ has had his chance and disappointed but we know he still holds all d aces in who emerges as wat in dis country.. If u wsnt to ignore our politics and allow it run its course, den no need to complain about wateva d outcome is. Like it or not He's our best bet to unseat dis evil govt...

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Adele200(m): 12:00pm On Feb 02, 2018
This is serious!

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by coolhamid(m): 12:00pm On Feb 02, 2018
Same set of failed politicians that governed Nigeria between 1999-2007 are the ones at the forefront of this useless CNM.

Olagunsoye Oyinlola and others...

Just because they felt they are not more in control of the affairs of the nation, they decided to form their own useless movement.

Say NO to yester-men.....

Come 2019, NO BUHARI, ATIKU and useless CNM.... We youths need to put our acts together and stop being used by this selfish leaders

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by GuidoVanRossum: 12:00pm On Feb 02, 2018
I think chief Aremu Obasanjo can be used to favour Nigeria again despite his errors in the past.
Hopefully, he will support Donald Duke presidency.

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by DonBobes(m): 12:00pm On Feb 02, 2018
OBJ has bcom a deity in Nig politics
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Jomesh20(m): 12:01pm On Feb 02, 2018
Same old same old
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by michaelbiz: 12:02pm On Feb 02, 2018
OBJ is seriously serious about this matter o shocked
And I have a feeling his distaste for APC and PDP politics has peaked!
Hmm 2019 Election Movie Part 1 *grabs popcorn* grin

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Ladybec: 12:03pm On Feb 02, 2018
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Disneylady(f): 12:03pm On Feb 02, 2018
Politicians........SMH
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Fesomu(m): 12:03pm On Feb 02, 2018
This man sha wan remain relevant
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Limitless72(m): 12:04pm On Feb 02, 2018
Who has heard of Mathias Baba Tsado #MBT for presidency
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by moscobabs(m): 12:04pm On Feb 02, 2018
In 2015 Obasanjo knew PDP will not win the Presidential election because he doesnt want to be embarrassed hence he tore his PDP member card , so in 2018 he created his own party to defeat the incumbent president in 2019. Do not forget that he vowed not to involve in any political acts again.

Obasanjo is an hypocrite . We should not take him serious, all his letters are for his selfish interest.

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by kayceelol: 12:04pm On Feb 02, 2018
Am not interested in all his stories am only waiting to see who and who will follow this old man ,he always claim saint anyway
we see how far he can this time

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by BruncleZuma: 12:04pm On Feb 02, 2018
grin grin grin grin
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by nyxus(m): 12:05pm On Feb 02, 2018
Na wa o
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Elkay3: 12:05pm On Feb 02, 2018
OBJ.

Coalition...

Same old party men and women.

Any other way out?
Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by oshe11: 12:06pm On Feb 02, 2018
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Lady : Do you love me?
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AFTER MARRIAGE :
_Read from bottom to top_
grin

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Built2last: 12:06pm On Feb 02, 2018
the game has began

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Nobody: 12:07pm On Feb 02, 2018
How do i register?

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Re: Coalition For Nigeria Movement: Obasanjo's Full Statement During Registration by Firefire(m): 12:08pm On Feb 02, 2018
Buhary is a confirmed failure

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