The National Democratic Coalition said it believed Nigeria was on the wrong course based on what it described as the wasteful energy being invested in the 2023 general election.
In a statement on Wednesday by the coalition’s General Secretary, Chief Ayo Opadokun, the group stated that the exercise amounted to misdirected pursuit of a sectional rather than national agenda.
NADECO was formed in 1994 by pro-democracy campaigners to resist the military junta of the late Sani Abacha and clamour for the validation of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by Chief MKO Abiola and annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.).
The statement indicated, “What has been the benefits of all the elections already held since 1998/1999 except that they have produced misguided, perverted and ethically unfit public office fellows sponsored to important political offices by retired military strongmen and their civilian collaborators who have captured Nigeria by the Gulag since January 15, 1966.’’
It also said NADECO noted without any reservation that election was not the national priority but diligent pursuit of agenda to return Nigeria to federal constitutional governance upon which it secured independence.
Besides, it disowned a NADECO United States chapter which it said issued a statement on August 1, 2022, without attribution or known address.
The statement added that NADECO would like to state without any equivocation that it had no existing branch…