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2023 : Umar Dangiwa Disowns New Political Movement

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Former governor of Kaduna state, Umar Dangiwa on Friday disowned new Political Movement saying he was never consulted before his name was included.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Olisa Agbakoba, had on Thursday also distanced himself from the new political movement.

The group listed 30 prominent Nigerians as members of the new movement.

Dangiwa was listed alongside former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’abba,, Human Rights Lawyer; Femi Falana,. Ex-deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia and Oby Ezekwesili as members of the movement.

Others are Jibo Ibrahim, Chidi Odinkalu, Shehu Sani, a former senator; Remi Sonaiya, former presidential candidate.

But in a statement on Friday, Dangiwa said he was never consulted before his name was included among the promoters of the National.

He said, “My attention has been drawn to a widely circulated story that I am part of the promoters of a new political movement known as the National Consultative Front.

“This is not true. I was never consulted and I am not part of the National Consultative Front.”

The New Political Movement in a communique issued had said, ” they would embark on, “Immediate mass mobilisation of the nooks and crannies of the country for popular mass action towards political constitution reforms that is citizens-driven and process-led in engendering a new peoples’ constitution for a new Nigeria that can work for all.

“The new movement shall also, without delay, mobilise for the economic wellbeing and prosperity of all Nigerians by demanding and ensuring that Chapter 2 of the present constitution i.e. fundamental objectives & directive principles of state policy becomes justiciable once and for all, while also mounting an articulate and vigorous campaign to deconstruct and reconstruct obnoxious election laws which have provided leeway for opportunists in the corridor of power to subvert the will of the electorate making voting irrelevant in determining who actually becomes elected in Nigeria.

“We decry in categorical terms, the ongoing mindless massacre and kidnappings in the North-West, North-East, Southern Kaduna, the Middle Belt, Southern part of Nigeria and in fact the country at large by armed bandits and insurgents, who invade our communities, especially at night to inflict terror and murder on hapless residents and unsuspecting indigenes.

“We hereby call on those presently in charge of our federal government, military, and security apparatus to immediately wake up and do everything to stop the ongoing senseless pogrom against the masses of our people.”

In addition, NCF said it would work towards correcting the ills in Nigeria’s leadership.

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