The Opposition against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to gain ground as parties and various movements have vowed to make sure that the ruling party is shown the door in the next elections.
One of the opposition movements, The National Intervention Movement (NIM), has continued to engage like-minds in talks in order to achieve its aim.
For this, the movement is talking with five major and 34 smaller parties. They include PDP, SDP, ADC, ANN and the newly Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
A source familiar with goings on in the movement said that the number of Senators, both serving and former, have risen to 90 from the 80. Two others have joined the initial 25 sitting and ex-governors, who are disenchanted with the current happenings in the polity. There are also 19 aspirants who have their eyes on Buhari’s job.
“The talks are going on about Alliance for a new Nigeria until a grand coalition is formed to be able to contest, where everybody can come together to sponsor a presidential candidate,” a source revealed.
“All NIM is interested in is to form a credible grand coalition formidable enough to unseat the current political order. Anyone that is aggrieved with the current system is welcomed.
“We have the bad and the good. Some of them have apologised, shown remorse. Those who were going in a particular way before have decided to turn on a new leaf. We carefully recruit such into the grand alliance. The human society is not static but dynamic.”