2023: Kwankwaso, Buba Galadima, Hunkuyi others launch Third Force

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In a bid to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023, a host of prominent politicians majorly from Northern Nigeria on Tuesday formed a Third Force.

Some of the politicians behind the creation of the political platform called The National Movement (TNM) are former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso; Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi of Kaduna State, former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, and Alhaji Buba Galadima, among others.

Prominent personalities present at the launch of TNM are Tanko Yakasai; Air Vice Marshall Ifeanaju (retd); Buba Galadima; Solomon Edoda; Prince Nweze Onu; Falasade Aliyu; Prof. Rufai Alkali, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi; Senator Grace Bent; Senator Umale Shittu; Ibrahim Ringim; Ali Gwaska; Paul Okala; Rufai Hanga, and Solomon Dalung.

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Speaking at the launch of the platform, Kwankwaso said, “We all left our comfort zones to grace this occasion. It is a special day in the life of our nation; a special day to redeem the nation.

“For too long, Nigerians have been waiting for this day. For too long, friends of Nigerians abroad have been waiting for this day and the time is today and now.

“Today, all Nigerians cutting across all social, religious and regions have gathered. It is our collective resolve to rescue our nation from this difficult situation.”

He noted that the journey that culminated in the forming of the platform started during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

“We resolved that there must be a Nigeria first before politics. While some of us will want to contest, we must work together to rescue the country.

“The national movement has members in every local government areas and outside the country.

‘’Determined as the group is in the task of rescuing Nigeria, it must first apply to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for registration as a political party, ahead of the 2023 general elections,” the former governor said.

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