The founder and publisher of an online citizen news platform, Saharareporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has explained why he has not revealed the political platform under which he will seek to actualize his 2019 presidential ambition.
He said he and his team are currently in meeting with a number of political parties under which coalition he would run for the highest office in Nigeria.
Speaking during a town hall meeting at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, the activist cum journalist said he is more interested in galvanizing a movement of a coalition of diverse interest groups for the realization of his presidential ambition, than focusing on party politics.
He said: “We have coalitions of political parties we are engaging with. We are not naming them yet because we suspect that they will infiltrate them. Some of the political parties we are seeing today are very new and that is why we are approaching this throw movement politics, but here is what I have to tell you, we are not joining the PDP or the APC.
“We welcome people of conscience across Nigeria, across all political parties and creed. We welcome them to our movement and together we will join parties that are pro the people of Nigeria.
“We cannot have a merger anymore because we run out of time to assemble political parties that will surrender their identity under a merger, but even as I am standing in front of you, we are getting commitments from parties”.
He warmed that the Take Back Nigeria Movement is not a joke, as it is determined to reposition Nigeria and take power from the political elites who have mismanaged and mistyped the country for so long.
“This is not the time for a joke. It is not the time for adulation. It is the time for us to get very serious because we have a battle ahead of us. These guys are not going to leave power on their own volition. We have been fighting them for 30 years and now is the time to disrupt the system and take it down. It is up to them to choose where they want to be spanked in this fight. It is up to them to choose to leave peacefully. The word disruption is not to scare anyone but to prepare us that the younger generation is finally ready to give worthy leadership to this country” he said.