NIGERIA THIRD FORCE MOVEMENT ROLLS OUT ACTION FOR 2019 ELECTIONS

PRESS STATEMENT

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), a Pro democracy Movement and Pressure Group of like-minded Nigerians who are committed to changing the political order, which has failed to fashion a Nigeria that works for all is conceived as the THIRD POLITICAL FORCE to rescue Nigeria from corrupt and inert political leadership and system by the year 2019

NIM is concerned that the political elite, since independence and particularly since the exit of the military from visible power in 1999, has proved that it is ill-equipped and unprepared for the challenge of transforming our nation from its underdeveloped status to one that is prosperous and can create a veritable environment for the realization of its citizens’ potentials and well-being

It is clear that the political elite, as currently represented by the 2 dominant political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) among others have failed Nigerians for lack of clear Ideology and principle on how to run the country

Concerned that left to their schemes and antics this class of entrenched leaders will lead Nigeria into a state of indescribable human misery characterized by death, hunger, disease, illiteracy and manipulation, therefore the NIM being unable to continue to stand aloof has decided to create a THIRD POLITICAL FORCE, a platform to mobilise all citizens of goodwill and conscience towards engendering a new political system and culture in Nigeria capable of bringing about the desired opportunities for all to actualize their dreams and potentialities; a nation where no man or group is oppressed.

To this end, NIM is presenting to all Nigerian citizens at home and in the diaspora, a road map towards achieving the political alternative to the existing vision less, ill-equipped and unprepared political leadership and order in Nigeria. We call particularly all Nigerian youths, women and the vulnerable to urgently heed this call by joining and supporting the agenda and road map of NIM adopted on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

This is no doubt, a revolutionary Time Table of Action, which profoundly tallies with the milestones contained in the 2019 elections Time table released later that same day by the INEC. For we are very confident that Nigerians can together end the misery of the past 19 years and give to themselves a nation of their own making and dream with the action plan attached below:

The leadership of the NIM is made up of Nigerians with rich pedigrees and credible profile from across political, ethnic, regional and religious divides of the country. Below are the Protem Officers of the NIM:

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN – Co-Chair

Dr. Jhalil Tafawa Balewa – Co-Chair

Professor Pat Utomi – Deputy Chair

Rabiu Ishyaku Rabiu -Deputy Chair

Comrade Isah Aremu -Deputy Chair

Chief Akin Osuntokun – Deputy Chair

Hajia Aisha Aliyu – Woman Leader

Mr Dayo Isreal – Youth Leader

Dr Osagie Obayuwana – Legal Adviser

Hajia Barr Shetu Alfa Ibrahim -Treasurer

Mallam Naseer Kura – Publicity Secretary

Col Abubakar Umar Dangiwa – Ex -Officio

Dr Obby Ezekwesilli – Ex -Officio

Mrs Ayo Obe – Ex -Officio

Sir Olawale Okunniyi – National Secretary/Director General

Chairmen of Standing Committees are:

1. Mr Donald Duke – Finance Committee

2. Prof Jibrin Ibrahim – Ideology Commission

3. Comrade Najeem Usman – Political Commission

4. Mallam Tanko Yinusa – Mobilisation

5. Mr Wale Ajani – Students & Youth

6. Mr Taiwo Akinola – Diaspora Commission

7. Mr Tony Uranta – Strategy & Engagements

8. Mallam Shittu Kabir – Contact/Logistics

9. Barr Femi Falana SAN – Legal Team

However, other Protem officers of the Movement, especially Zonal and State Chairpersons/Coordinators will be announced next week after due zonal Consultations

The Movement also expressed its deepest commiseration with the governments and peoples of Benue, Taraba and Southern Kaduna on the mass murder of their Folks; alleged to have been murdered by herdsmen. NIM consequently plans to undertake condolence visits to the trouble spots as well as a strategic advocacy engagement of the Nigerian Presidency towards proffering enduring solutions to herdsmen/farmer conflicts in Nigeria

The Movement, initiated as an inclusive, non partisan, multi stakeholders pan Nigerian pro democracy platform to serve the interest of the masses of Nigeria, also resolved at its national Caucus meeting to make membership free for all Nigerians, while requesting Nigerians to urgently take ownership of the platform by donating generously (in the Obama campaign model) to the historic cause of rescuing Nigeria from merchants and traders in power

Membership of NIM can be accessed and acquired through a dedicated website: nim.org.ng. or at the Temporary National Secretariat of NIM at No 8 Kayes Street, Wuse Zone 1, Abuja and its Lagos Annex at Ojodu Estate, Ikeja, Lagos in the meantime.

Signed

Mallam Naseer Kura

Head of National Publicity Bureau

NIM, National Secretariat, Abuja

NB:

Please find attached below the Synopsis of NIM Action Plan for the 2019 Rescue Mission as follows:

1a.National Caucus Meeting to approve all Strategic Operations, National and Zonal Officers of NIM – Tuesday, 9th January, 2019

b. Press Interaction – Wednesday, 17th January 2018

2. Zonal Consultative Meetings to initiate States Assemblies to be hosted by Zonal Facilitators of NIM in the 6 geo political zones of Nigeria – 3rd week of January 2018

3. Nominations of 36 states Facilitators by the Zonal Facilitators/ State Consultative Meetings to be hosted by State Facilitators – 3rd week of January, 2018

4. Nominations & Inauguration of States Protem Officers of NIM to be supervised by Zonal Facilitators/National Secretariat – 4th week of January 2018

5. Inauguration of zonal Coordinating Meeting and the nomination/elections of Zonal Chair and Secretary – 1st week of February 2018

6. Formal Opening of the National Secretariat in Abuja and the Lagos Annex of NIM respectively- Monday and Wednesday of the 2nd week of February 2018 respectively

7. Opening of all State Secretariats & Branches of NIM in the 36 states of the Federation and FCT – Between 2nd & 3rd week of February 2018 to be initiated by the Zonal Chair and Secretary and supervised by the National Secretariat

8. Adoption of NIM Manifesto and Constitution by the General Assembly of NIM at a national political summit/Formal Launch of NIM in Abuja – 4th week of February 2018

9. Acclamation of the Manifesto and Constitution of NIM by state General Assembly and nomination of LGA Facilitators at a Special State Town Hall meetings – 1st week of March 2018

10 Special Fundraising Ceremony and World Press Conference to announce the Guidelines of Congresses for nominations and elections into NIM’s Executive offices at all levels – 2nd week of March 2018

11. Solidarity Rallies and canvassing in all Wards & Polling Units for NIM’s 2019 agenda and Voters mobilisation for 2019 elections and National day of Mass Action against the political status quo – 2nd week of March 2018

12. Setting up of NIM’s Congress electoral & Appeal committees for all level of Nominations/elections by the steering committee – 2nd week of March, 2018

13. Ward & Polling units Congresses for nominations and elections of Wards and Polling zones Exco as stipulated by NIM’s Constitution and Congress Guidelines – 3rd Week of March 2018

14. Local Government Areas Congresses for the Nominations and elections of LGA Exco as stipulated by NIM’s Constitution and Congress guidelines – 4th week of March 2018

15.State Congresses for the nomination/elections of state Exco of NIM as stipulated – 1st week of April 2018

16. National Convention for Nominations / elections into NIM’s National Executive Council and Board of Trustees in Abuja – 2nd week of April 2018

17. Hearing & Ruling on Elections petitions and appeals by the Appeal committees at all levels – Between 3rd and 4th week of April 2018

18. Inauguration of a special Committee for Electoral alliance and Merger and its Consultations – 1st and 2nd week of May 2018

19. World Press Conference and Inauguration of adopted power platform for 2019 elections – 3rd week of May 2018

20. Setting up of National Convention and State Congress electoral & appeal committees for primary elections at all levels for NIM’s Candidates in the 2019 elections – 4th week of May 2018

21. Release, Procurement and Submission of Nomination forms for NIM’s Candidacy at various levels of offices in the 2019 elections – 1st and 2nd week of June 2018

22. State Congresses to nominate and elect state/national legislators and Governors – 3rd week of June 2018

23. Hearing & Ruling over State congresses by the Appeal committees – 4th week of June 2018

24. National Convention to elect both the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates of NIM and also to reaffirm the Manifesto and Constitution of NIM – 1st week of July 2018

25. Hearing & Ruling over all appeals – 2nd & 3rd week of July 2018

26. Inauguration of Committees for Harmonisation & Campaigns to ensure proper mobilisation, fusion, cohesion within NIM – 4th week of July 2018

27. Interface with INEC on nominations and substitution of candidates – the whole of August 2018

28. Massive Campaigns, Rallies, Road shows, Polling units canvassing + door to door and mass media Mobilisation of all Nigerians towards the 2019 elections – the whole of the 3rd quarter of 2018: (September to December 2018)

Thanks

NIM National Secretariat, Abuja

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5 Comments

  1. I am sorry to sound pessimistic, but do NIM thinks that with people like OBJ & his likes still breathing the oxygen in Nigeria; NIM will succeed in its set out aims & objectives?
    Nice & optimistic concept expected to alleviate Nigerians are not Nigeria from their dungeon of CURSED leadership’s reasoning & thinking. Hoping to join, but…

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