The Nigeria Intervention Movement has adopted the Alliance for New Nigeria as its political party in the 2019 general elections.
According to a statement by the National Co-Chairmen of the NIM, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Dr. Abduljalil Tafawa-Balewa, the organisation made the declaration on Wednesday in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The NIM noted that majority of Nigerians were overwhelmed by the “extant quality of politics” going on in the country as manifested by “reckless pursuits of self-serving and exploitative politics of the entrenched political class.”
It explained further that the pursuit of personal interests by political leaders had continued to ensure that little or no governance was going on in Nigeria.
The group said, “What we continue to have instead is that recycled and spent forces, who form the entrenched power in Nigeria, continue to massage their bloated ego and greed for our common resources. But for us in NIM, the whole essence of political leadership and government is the welfare and well-being of the citizenry.
“However, what has become notoriously self-evident in our circumstance instead is the increasing impoverishment and pauperisation of the generality of our citizenry compounded by general insecurity, deepening ethnoreligious animosity, which have continuously tended to push our fragile unity to the precipice, endangering our more resourceful and beneficial commonality.
“It is against this debilitating background and the need to restore hope back to Nigerians that the NIM was birthed on November 28, 2017, in Abuja by a new breed of leaders of conscience towards breathing a new life of sustainable popular constitutional democracy and good governance trajectory that will engender a new Nigeria that works for all Nigerians.”
The NIM stated that it had come to the reasoned conclusion that political parties were crucial pillars for nurturing popular democracy and good governance in any society and that all the political parties that had the rare privilege of superintending over the polity individually and collectively failed in delivering popular constitutional democracy as well as good governance.
The group added that, as a mass movement of Nigerian people, it was faced with the option of either forming a new political party or adopting an untainted registered political party as a constitutional electoral vehicle for bringing into manifest its “most cherished, new, prosperous Nigeria” that would work for all citizens.