2023: Obasanjo, 3 ex-governors plot establishment of new party
Fresh facts have emerged that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is working to establish a new “hybrid party” that will accommodate aggrieved members of the two major political parties – APC and PDP – ahead of the 2023 general election.
Obasanjo is said to be banking on serious legal and political tussle which the two major political parties could be embroiled in ahead of the polls, leaving either of them unable to muster enough strength to win the presidency.
Sunday Vanguard quoted an unnamed source as saying that Obasanjo believes despite taking a step back from active politics he could still help mobilise Nigerians to elect fresh faces as president, governors, among others.
To this end, the source stated, the ex-president is giving serious thoughts to creating a “hybrid party”.
The octogenarian is said to be “seriously mobilising his keen loyalists and die-hard supporters to actualise his dream of installing a government that would be answerable to him”.
These loyalists would be drawn from the two major political parties, the source stated.
Also, The Herald gathered that Obasanjo will hold a strategic meeting with his associates and loyalists on July 13, where discussions on the establishment of the new party will be hered.
The meeting is expected to be attended by three former governors from Osun, Jigawa and Kwara states as well as coordinators from the six geopolitical zones.