The Nigerian Intervention Movement, NIM, also seen as a Third Force coalition has said it would require a huge war to remove the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from power.
The Movement, however, said its priority was to make an impact in the coming election.
They said this at its grand national summit and launch of a grand political coalition on the future of Nigeria in Abuja, yesterday.
Co-chairperson of the group, Olisa Agbakoba, said, “Our immediate agenda is to impact on 2019. And if you agree, it means that we here must be very united.
‘’We cannot do it alone. It reminds me of when we started the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO; we were exactly seven but confronted this huge military apparatus. Eventually, we became the 12th largest human rights organisation in the world.
“It was our shared commitment. So, that is the commitment you are going to make. It is not to come to Abuja, dress fine and sit down. If you want to displace the APC or PDP, it is going to be a rough fight. It is going to be tough.
‘’I can see so many people without PVCs. So, if we are going to make a difference, the first thing is to get your PVCs. It is of no use going to the mosques on Fridays or churches on Sundays to pray.
‘’Without PVCs, there will be no change. Nigeria is like a big company where there are two million shareholders and in the case of Nigeria, about 200 million shareholders. Less than one thousand are controlling the rest. Think about it.
‘’The people holding you bondage, how many are they? They are not many. So, we have to break this bondage by participating in the affairs of our nation. That is the only way, but we need money.
‘’We do not want the money bags, but we need money. Do not kid yourself, we need money to prosecute this election but we do not need the old type of money. I have studied National Bureau of Statistics Demographic analysis.
‘’There are 30 million Nigerian youths between 18 and 40 years. That is our base. Trump had a base. Trump won because he allowed Hillary Clinton to roam around the whole place.
“He focused on the uneducated white working class.
“We will focus, once we identify this base and work on them. If we have 10 million youths on our side, we are going to win.”