A previously unknown coalition has called on the main opposition candidate in Nigeria to include in his campaign team a vociferous opposition figure.
The new coalition, calling itself Joint Progressive Action Group (JPAG), called on the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to include a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in his campaign arrangements.
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Members of the coalition said they were hopeful Atiku would assemble a formidable campaign team that includes “such individuals who are not only fearless but that also have a history of having stood with the people in their darkest hours and spoken for them even at the risk of their own personal safety, that of their families and their comfort when many were quiet and hid in fear in the face of tyranny”.
The statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC was signed by Kola Adepoju for the Yoruba Allianace Group (YAG), Alhaji Abdullahi Shehu for Arewa Renewal Mandate Group (ARMG), Chief Obioma Okereafor for South East Peoples’ Union (SEPU) and Apostle Horyen Pwajok for the Middle Belt Coalition for Progress (MBCP)..