Leaders of the Project Nigeria Movement otherwise known as Nigeria Consensus Group and the Citizens’ Advocacy Group of the civil society have resolved to initiate a major national parley on how best to intervene in stemming a possible logjam in the aftermath of the 2015 elections
“The meeting which is expected to be attended by eminent leaders of thought and leading political activists in Nigeria is convened after initial consultation by the Leader of Project Nigeria Movement, PNM, Elder statesman and Eminent Jurist, Prof Ben Nwabueze.”
According to a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos by the spokesperson of the movement; Chief Olawale Okunniyi, the meeting is already proposed to hold in the first week of March in Lagos to give popular direction to the peoples of Nigeria
Okunniyi also informed that the forthcoming meeting, which is the first in the series of national intervention plan of the movement will also dissect the profile and commitment of the two leading presidential candidates in the 2015 elections as regards the popular agenda of Project Nigeria for a representative referendum to restructure and give a brand new peoples’ constitution to the country
The statement also hinted about the possibility of setting up a technical assessment team to interface with key players in the ongoing electoral process to be able to arrive at a credible decision on the group’s political alignment
“It has become very crucial that we handle the situation well to prevent the imminent collapse of constitutional democracy in the country; as it now seems likely that by desperate and panicky actions of the political class the prediction of the united states in 2005 about Nigeria’s disintegration in 2015 is about to come to pass
“But, we are quite upbeat about the prospects of this very strategic initiative as over 50 invited leaders representing diverse platforms and interests have already confirmed their participation at the parley as we speak,” the statement concluded.