Constitutional lawyer, Chief Olisa Agbakoba, is among the arrowheads of the Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) touted as Third Force
. In this interview with KUNLE ODEREMI, the activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) talks about the primary agenda of the coalition, and other issues.
By KARACHI, January 19, 2011 (Frontier Star): The third force
involved in Karachi target killings has been unearthed which turns out to be Pakistanis living in South Africa who after achieving their target go back on the next flight.
'We are now saying that the ADP is the Third Force
, though we now have so many third forces
now in Nigeria.
According to him, the third force
suggested by former President Obasanjo should be a party of the working class that would protect the interest of Nigerians.
So, if there is a third force
, there could be a fourth force, fifth force and tenth force, it doesn't stop the PDP from regaining the power it lost in 2015 next year's general election,' he said.
I only hope that, this time round, he is not pushing his luck too far with his somewhat suspicious idea of a Third Force
that will not be candidate-sponsoring.
Similarly, Professor Falola, who is of the University of Texas, United States of America, said the idea of a third force
had been nursed but that Nigerian politics had become too monetised for the idea to succeed, noting that 'Nigerian politics is about money...The entire space has become monetised.'
Let me quickly say that I support a third force
in the political affairs of this country where a two-party system has been sure recipe for dictatorship.
At the dawn of the last administration, the orchestration of a Third Force
in the political space gained ascendance.
A group known as Africa CSO Round Table Forum has refuted allegations that the MD/CEO of Aiteo Group, Mr Benny Peters, is one of the financiers of The Third Force
- a political movement championed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo aimed at replacing the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the dominant political parties in Nigeria.
SERIOUS talks about formation of a Third Force
to checkmate the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general election peaked about one and half years to the polls.
The coalition is headed by Raggie Jessy, a blogger known for his controversial Third Force