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2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by afroniger: 7:42am On Mar 03, 2018
March 2, 2018

A grand political movement called New Political Order, comprising leading politicians and elder statesmen, has adopted the existing Social Democratic Party (SDP) as Third Force to be used in challenging main political parties in the 2019 general election, Tribune Online can reveal.

Leading lights in the coalition include stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Barring any last-minute change, the new group will be officially unveiled in Abuja, the federal capital, at a crucial meeting by the major stakeholders, who include members of the National Assembly from both the PDP and the APC.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had muted the idea of a Third Force after denouncing both the APC and the PDP when he announced the birth of the Coalition for New Nigeria, just as he advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to bury any notion of seeking a fresh mandate in 2019.

The New Political Order, which is reportedly led by a former minister and PDP stalwart, Professor Jerry Gana, enjoys the full backing of mass-based organisations, including Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle Belt Forum and the South-South Assembly under the leadership of First Republic Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark.

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Chieftains of the organisations were among other eminent persons, including serving senators from the Northern part of the country that attended at a major meeting held on February 12 in the federal capital.

Other major stakeholders in the coalition include some key members of the PDP Board of Trustees BOT; former Minister of Education; former deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, and prominent Senators from the South-South, all of PDP extraction.

Also on the roll call of the coalition are the leaders of the Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) such as Dr Jhalil Tafawa Balewa and Dr Olu Agunloye, as well as civil society organisations like the Civil Liberties Organisations (CLO).

Insiders told our correspondent that top on the agenda of a meeting of the key promoters in Abuja today is the formal ratification and unveiling of the SDP as the platform to field candidates in next year’s elections.

Investigations, however, showed that the decision to adopt the SDP did not come easy, as the leaders had to critically assess most of the 68 political parties excluding the APC and the PDP before arriving at a preferred choice.

Some of the parties that came under serious scrutiny included the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA); Advanced Democratic Party (ADP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Rebuild Nigeria Party (RNP) and the Labour Party.

The sources said 10 delegates from each of the 36 states in the country, as well as members of civil society and youth groups, would attend the meeting taking place at Ladi KWALI Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.


According to the promoters, the leaders will use the meeting to ratify the choice of SDP, which was arrived at after a painstaking consideration of a number of other existing parties outside the APC and the PDP.

It was gathered that the arrowheads of the rainbow coalition, had put finishing touches to its unveiling at two successive meetings, held in Abuja last week.

The meetings were preceded by wide consultations and meetings in different parts across major cities in the geopolitical zones during which the key promoters harmonise their positions on major issues.

The sources said that after an exhaustive debate, representatives of five out of the six geopolitical zones in the country picked SDP, as only the North-Central was reportedly split between SDP and RNP.

The representative of Benue State, Col (Dr) Joseph Akaagerger (Rtd) in the ad-hoc committee was said to have clearly preferred the RNP based on the mandate of the people of Benue State.



http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/2019-elections-sdp-emerges-third-force/

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by IkpuNnu(f): 7:43am On Mar 03, 2018
Ok
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by madridguy(m): 7:43am On Mar 03, 2018
Dead moves everywhere. Sai Baba or no election.

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Rolandonyi: 7:46am On Mar 03, 2018
All the people there have no political value. Non of them can boast of 10000 votes in any election.

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by EvilChild: 7:48am On Mar 03, 2018
Buhari is a mad dog with no iota of wisdom and a certified slowpoke

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by docadams: 7:57am On Mar 03, 2018
EvilChild:
Buhari is a mad dog with no iota of wisdom and a certified slowpoke

Look at this child wandering in the street, feeding from the refuse bin and getting educated under the bridge. You need a shelter ASAP

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by lwise(m): 8:06am On Mar 03, 2018
EvilChild:
Buhari is a mad dog with no iota of wisdom and a certified slowpoke

Your head no correct

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by chuksjuve(m): 8:14am On Mar 03, 2018
Everybody wanting to have a fair share of the national cake...

All these guguru and groundnut politics we play in this country is sickening.

Gooosh!!!!

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by TonyeBarcanista(m): 8:14am On Mar 03, 2018
Spent forces and expired politicians.

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by WisdomFlakes: 8:17am On Mar 03, 2018
What a pity. These people would only end up harming PDP chances by splitting their votes.

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by GuntersChain(m): 8:23am On Mar 03, 2018
all these men don contribute their own quota in the past, make dem shift make fresh people still contribute their own quota

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Qsscruz(m): 9:00am On Mar 03, 2018
Anybody but Buhari.

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by UncleJudax(m): 9:07am On Mar 03, 2018
TonyeBarcanista:
Spent forces and expired politicians.


How e take concern you? angry

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by omololu2020(m): 9:22am On Mar 03, 2018
WisdomFlakes:
What a pity. These people would only end up harming PDP chances by splitting their votes.
so you think they won't split the APC vote too abi?

APC is not as powerful as it was in 2015 again,if the SDP politicians are wise,let them present a popular southern candidate

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Fmartin(m): 10:04am On Mar 03, 2018
TonyeBarcanista:
Spent forces and expired politicians.


ok fine. Where are the potent politicians?
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Fmartin(m): 10:08am On Mar 03, 2018
GuntersChain:
all these men don contribute their own quota in the past, make dem shift make fresh people still contribute their own quota
where are the fresh people now? We keep saying old people old people. The new people are not even coming up with any serious moves. Should we fold our hands when elections are drawing near Tell me

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Partnerbiz3: 4:53pm On Mar 03, 2018
Obasanjo is cooking another big thing....
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by three: 4:53pm On Mar 03, 2018
Ready Set Go!

Third Force! Fourth Force! Whareva!

What is required urgently is a CAPABLE TEAM - PRINCIPAL, VP & OTHERS

ONE MAN CANNOT RESCUE NIGERIA

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by abiodunalasa: 4:54pm On Mar 03, 2018
So who is MKO Abiola they want to bring out..? undecided
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by nairavsdollars(f): 4:54pm On Mar 03, 2018
Lies
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Nobody: 4:54pm On Mar 03, 2018
grin

Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Nobody: 4:55pm On Mar 03, 2018
Anything but Buhari, anything.
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by afbstrategies: 4:56pm On Mar 03, 2018
cheesy
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Nedfed(m): 4:58pm On Mar 03, 2018
If you like create NRC who cares
All I know is that 2019 we will not be fool again.
Both PDP and APC are useless.
All I need is just a visa out of dis country.

https://www.nairaland.com/4377564/pictures-many-nigeria-peace-corps/1#65525664
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Heromaniaa: 4:58pm On Mar 03, 2018
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by AkupeMBANO(m): 4:59pm On Mar 03, 2018
2019 election will be themeD;
A.R.P.B.
ANY RESPONIBLE PERSON BUT BUHARI

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Boss13: 5:01pm On Mar 03, 2018
Jerry Gana and Edwin Clark!!!!!!! That’s PDP in disguise
Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by millomaniac: 5:01pm On Mar 03, 2018
Thats right. And the game begins!!

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Sebastine7: 5:01pm On Mar 03, 2018
they are the same type of criminals

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by gbaskiboy(m): 5:03pm On Mar 03, 2018
Same Thieves

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Re: 2019 Elections: SDP Emerges As Third Force - Tribune by Ositebello1(m): 5:03pm On Mar 03, 2018
EvilChild:
Buhari is a mad dog with no iota of wisdom and a certified slowpoke
the funny thing your father can manage his family talkless one street[color=#000000][/color]

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