Business Of Influence: I”ll Quit If CNM Joins Partisan Politics – Obasanjo

The business of public influencer has been gaining momentum in Nigeria for quiet some years now coming into prominence with Linda Ikeji aside celebrities.

Last year saw the start of political influencer coming into limelight… for this article, we would not want to the followers of Kwankwaso among others as these ones are religiously motivated and crude.

First it was former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili moving from bring back our girls to #RedCardMovement Nigeria formed with the motive to mobilize youths to change Nigeria’s political landscape.

Now we have the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo taking it a bit further with his #CNM. officially lunched earlier this week, they share almost the same power with #RedCardMovement except that they are more practical and less online.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday he would cease from being a member anytime the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) decides to join partisan politics.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Obasanjo disclosed this when he officially registered as a member of the CNM at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta.

“I am happy to be a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement which is a movement for good governance.

“This is the commencement for our popular and grassroots association. The membership will be free to collectively decide on whether it will become a political party and if it decides to transform itself and go into partisan politics, I will cease to be a member,’’ he said.

Obasanjo completed the membership form of the Movement and handed it over to former Governor of Osun State, Col. Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Rtd.), who is the National Coordinator of the group.

The ex-president’s stance that the movement was apolitical, even though he ealier told President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest for second term had already opened another chapter on discourse about 2019 with many pundits already asking what exactly he wanted to achieve.

On Wednesday, Oyinlola had remarked that it would be difficult to achieve something tangible without a political party.

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