A new political force known as Peoples Trust has been formed, ahead of the 2019 presidential election – The party is led by Olisa Agbakoba; and is made up of OBJ’s Third Force and other prominent Nigerians –
The party’s first national convention, billed for Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in Lagos, would be headlined by Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka – The convention will witness primaries for PT aspirants in the 2019 elections, as well as elections into party offices Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, a new political force, a mega party known as Peoples Trust (PT), has emerged.
According to Leadership, the party is led by a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). NAIJ.com gathers that former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s Third Force and other political groups and individuals are also joining forces with Agbakoba, to form the mega party.
Among the prominent individuals reportedly joining the organisation are: the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba; former minister of education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili; and former military governor of Kaduna state, Col Abubarkar Dangiwa Umar.
Others are Chief Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, the son of the late civil war icon, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu; and Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, the son of the former prime minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa. The party’s national secretary, Mallam Naseer Kura, in a statement, disclosed that the party’s first national convention, billed for Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6 in Lagos, would be headlined by Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
The statement read in part: “The national chairman of People’s Trust (PT), a new mega political party of fresh breed leaders of the Third Force movement in Nigeria, has announced that the national convention of the Third Force Movement under the auspices of the People’s Trust will hold on Friday and Saturday in Ikeja, Lagos. “The legal icon and former president of the NBA stated that party faithful, as well as ideological and political allies of the movement, are expected to storm the national convention of PT, where far reaching decisions about the future and leadership of the party and Nigeria will be taken, especially as regards the state of Nigeria and the forthcoming general elections, in 2019.
by: nellie njoku