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Obasanjo to quit CNM as coalition adopts ADC

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is expected to quit the Coalition for Nigeria Movement anytime from now as the movement he helped found has adopted the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to pursue its political agenda.

Obasanjo, during the formation of CNM, had promised to quit once the movement becomes partisan and ready to emerge the third force to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its main opposition, the Peoples Democraric Party (PDP)

Obasanjo addressed the press on Thursday evening at his presidential library home in Abeokuta.

In a speech he titled ‘My treatise for future of democracy and development in Nigeria’, Obasanjo said, “Let me start by welcoming and commending the emergence of a renewed and reinvigorated African Democratic Congress, ADC, as a political party.

“Since the inception of Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, many of the sixty-eight registered political parties had contacted and consulted with the Movement on coming together and working together.

“The leadership of the Movement, after detailed examination, wide consultation and bearing in mind the orientation, policies and direction of the Movement, have agreed to adopt ADC as its platform to work with others for bringing about desirable change in the Nigeria polity and governance.”

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