The Nigeria Intervention Movement, a Rainbow Coalition of new breed political forces and movements mobilising towards paradigm shift within Nigeria’s political configuration, has announced that its grand National Summit, scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Abuja, received a major boost at the weekend from eminent national leaders and front line political activists invited to intervene in the political future of Nigeria at the summit.
This information was contained in a statement by Mallam Naseer Kura on behalf of the Summit Organising Committee on Sunday in Abuja.
The statement said the historic event has received nod from Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; eminent jurist, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN); Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (retd); Colonel Abubarkar Umar Dangiwa (retd); Donald Duke; Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; Senator Shehu Sanni; and Dr. Olu Agunloye among other senior citizens and leaders of thought across the six geo political zones, who have agreed to address the country at the Grand National Summit
According to Kura, the Summit Spokesperson, key among those who were still being expected to send in their address to the summit secretariat on Sunday were Mallam Adamu Ciroma, General TY Danjuma, Dr. Paul Unongo and Chief Edwin Clark.
The historic national convergence is designed to bring together both old and new generation of political leaders in Nigeria, for the first time, towards finding an appropriate political road map for Nigeria’s troubled democracy, while facilitating a grand political coalition of fresh breed political leaders ahead of the 2019 elections
For the avoidance of doubt, these elders and leaders, given their experience in the political affairs of the country as well as their past roles in the life of the country, at one point or the other, have been invited to address Nigeria’s past in order to provide a veritable political compass for emerging fresh breed leaders in navigating the future for the country.
The grand summit, which promises to be a very fertile ground to breed national understanding and reconciliation, is also conceived as a serious intervention to reset the future of Nigeria’s constitutional democracy, which the statement said is presently skewed against the majority of Nigerians, as many young emerging political leaders will be provided the rare opportunity to interact and share their aspirations with the invited political veterans at the national confab
Some of the burning issues rocking the political fabric of the country to be agreed and sorted, once and for all, at the summit, holding at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, are: Inclusive democratic review of the Nigerian Constitution, Referendum, equitable political structure for Nigeria, popular democratic system of government suitable for the country, Sovereignty of the Nigerian Peoples, Peoples’ Right to self determination, 2019 general elections and the options for masses, among others
The event, which will be co chaired by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Dr. Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, is expected to come out with Communique on the future of Nigeria, with the theme: “Birthing an equitable and prosperous democratic Nigeria,” at a special interactive session with media Editors on Thursday.
Some of the young aspiring leaders who are invited to the Summit include political aspirants like Fela Durotoye, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, Dr. Chris Nwaokobia, Mallam Adamu Dauda, Jaye Gaskia, Omoyele Sowore, Toyosi Akerele, and Abayomi Mighty, among other 35 young leaders aspiring to lead the country in various capacities.