By Chuks Ekpeneru
Former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) have accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of deviating from its foundational plans.
The CPC is one of the legacy parties that joined forces with others to wrestle power from the PDP in 2015.
At a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, the CPC members said they have floated another political movement known as New Nigeria Movement (NNM) against the current arrangement in All Progressives Congress (APC).
A communique issued to newsmen after its inaugural meeting said that the former Kano state chairman of the defunct CPC, Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Dan Zogo, has been elected National Chairman to pilot the affairs of the movement which may soon transform into another political party.
They promised to give a new direction to Nigeria.
The communique read: “The inaugural meeting of the New Nigeria Movement (NNM), a socio-political group comprising of patriotic and credible Nigerians who are determined to give a new direction held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on the 19th January, 2021.
“The pioneer members are drawn from the thirty six states of the federation and united by a burning desire to give Nigeria a new political direction that will guarantee peace, true unity, equity and mutual trust.
“We empathize with President Muhamadu Buhari on his sincere effort of salvaging Nigeria from the age long decay and also commending him for reminding the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State on the need to keep our commitment to all members of the merger (e.g CPC, ACN, ANPP etc)
“The New Nigeria Movement (NNM) therefore resolved to team up with patriotic Nigerians and the President to move the country forward.
“Our movement is in total support of the clarion call by Nigerians for power shift to the South and generational power shift.
“The meeting unanimously elected a credible, human and patriotic progressive Nigerian, Alh. Ahmed Haruna Dan Zogo, the former Chairman of you defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) of Kano State as National Chairman of the Movement.”