By; EDEM DARLINGTON, Calabar
The recently initiated political movement, Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) have indicated interest to work with other coalitions, groups, individuals and organizations “that aim to lead the country out of the current precipice.
“It also welcomes all men and women of goodwill across the country who are determined to see our nation out of the woods” the group said.
Malam Naseer Kura, Deputy Director General of the group in a release sent to journalists, Tuesday, said it “welcomes the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola- led Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM), an earlier launched Wale Ajani-led Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CONIM) as well as other groups such as Revive Nigeria Group, Restoration Group etc”
The release said “events of the last few days have necessitated this public statement to clarify our position on the recent political developments in the country.
“The swift, positive response of the Nigerian people to the overriding philosophy and the message of the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) is a clear manifestation that NIM holds a shared vision with the majority of the Nigerian populace and that its emergence was demand driven”
Expressing its readiness to work with like-minded Nigerians who share the same ideology and philosophy of NIM, the group commended the efforts of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, “whose clarion call on like-minded Nigerians from different states and regions of the Federation, different religious beliefs and backgrounds, groups of Nigerians from different professional and sectorial leanings should come together to create an environment for the realization of the citizens’ potentials and aspirations”
The group said “This is underscored by the recent, historic statement by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, PhD whose clarion call on like-minded Nigerians from different states and regions of the Federation, different religious beliefs and backgrounds, groups of Nigerians from different professional and sectorial leanings should come together to create an environment for the realization of the citizens’ potentials and aspirations.
“Obasanjo’s views clearly resonate with the basic principle and goal of the NIM which necessitated its formation on November 28, 2017”
The statement said the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) is a political movement initiated by credible fresh breed and new generation of leaders of conscience for the actualisation of popular democratic reordering of Nigeria by all citizens, who are committed to replacing the present foisted warped political order in the country, which has failed to fashion a Nigeria that works for all.
It said NIM was conceived as A THIRD FORCE MOVEMENT for the mobilization of Nigerians towards changing the socio-political contraption by democratic means on account of the failure of both the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to utilise the goodwill received from the peoples of Nigeria in the last 18 years.
Malam Naseer, expressed the group’s appreciation to the Nigerian media for the wide publicity of the activities of NIM have received in its few months of existence, saying;
“The Nigerian media has again demonstrated its love for the nation. We call upon the media to remain steadfast and consistent in promoting the fraternity that binds us together in terms of our shared humanity and values such as justice, freedom and liberty bequeathed to us by our forebears who fought the colonialists and secured our independence.
“We thank all our members and compatriots for their support in our short period of existence. We call upon them to remain vigilant and ensure that they participate in the democratic process particularly the electoral process by ensuring that everyone of voting age register to vote and get their PVCs ready for the 2019 electoral revolution in Nigeria”