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Big Tent reconstitutes Policy team to drive issues based campaign to liberate Nigeria in 2023

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In consideration of the troubling state of governance in Nigeria, the Big Tent coalition of Political Parties, social movements and civil society that constitute the Third Force for national retrieval and transformation, is inaugurating a national Policy Review and Futureview Team.

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Naijablitznews.com reports, this was disclosed in a statement tagged: ‘Governing for the people ‘issued and signed by Prof Pat Utomi stated that:

” This is to enhance the functioning of Democratic Institutions and to begin to restore legitimacy to government at a time when Governors are pointing to large areas of ungoverned spaces, ways and means money creation that has repeatedly violated the law and set the country on the course of surging inflation, Oil theft and the production of Oil at close to half of our OPEC quota has driven up the misery index from an already negative pole position of the poverty capital of world.

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“The team of policy players we unveil today which holds its first meeting next week, and whose engagement in policy contestation will shed light on why the promise of Nigeria has become blighted will henceforth suggest how policy can move Nigeria from the obsession with the sharing of hardly existent revenues to production.

” Such production we expect can result in a demographic dividend from our youth bulge.

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“In assembling this group of citizen actors for the people, primary consideration has been given to competence, passion, inclusion, and commitment to the unity and security of Nigeria and advancing the wellbeing of the people, in the firm believe that a new Nigeria is possible and can be achieved now.

“In addition to this team, we are pleased to announce that we have set up a college of spokespersons from every state of the Federation, and the six zones, plus Abuja, to deepen the communication to the grassroots, of the work of the policy teams as they propose alternatives to extant policies in other to see a shift from revenue bating and conspicuous consumption emphasis to a production culture that will lift up the quality of life of Nigerians.

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“This shift in emphasis which will dramatically shrink poverty, and put the Nigerian economy in a place where SDG targets are advanced will form the core of the new orientation.

“Prescriptions will have to include practical , immediately implementable decisions that can stem the rot and reverse Nigeria’s slide.

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“These spokespersons who will also communicate the efforts of the Big Tent for Peter Obi Campaign, as the Labour Party candidate leads the college of leaders working together to win the 2023 election so Nigerians can take back their country through what is truly a government of the people, for the people and by the people.

“This would replace the dysfunctional tradition of a government of politicians by politicians for politicians, in which the rest live in insecurity, shrinking opportunity, and economic hardship.

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“This group has a duty to be manifestly ethical, accountable and live a disavowal of corruption.

“Due care has been taken to have a team that includes very experienced older leaders, creative and highly exposed younger people, women, the physically challenged and patriots from all parts of Nigeria.

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“They are also drawn from the academic community, policy arena, domain of praxis, civil society, and politicians active in the field.

“The policy Review and Future watch team includes:
Power: Dr. Jerome Okolo and Professor Auwal Aliyu, Agriculture: Prof. Murtala Sagagi and Soji Apampa, Constitution Reform: Dr Muiz Banire (SAN), Chidi Odinkalu and Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed.
Law and Order: Rtd IGP MD Abubakar, Augustine Edet,; Economy and Finance: Ituah Ighodalo,, Dr. Emeka Okengwu , Remi Babalola.

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Transportation: Dr. Chris Asoluka, Gbenga Ajayi, Defence: General Henry Ayoola (Rtd), Dr. Sadiq Gombe,
Health: Dr. Lorieta Oduwa Ogboro-Okor, and Pharm Ifeanyi Okeke;
Establishment and Pensions: Prof. Lilian Oby Orogbu. Amb Hassan Tukur.
External Affairs: Amb. Joe Keshi, Ms. Bilkisu Magoro.
Education: Dr Usman Bugaje , Mrs. Halima Dada-Abubakar, Dr. O. J. Yakas.
Youth Development: Naseer Sidi Ali.
Information and Culture: Dr. Tanko Yinusa, Femi Joshu, Rashida Abubakar
Women’s Development: Ms. Temidayo Nike Oriola. Madam I Usman.
Petroleum Resources: Nuhu Yakubu, Tonye Princewill, Economic Planning, Dr Bongo Adi
Water Resources: Danladi Ndayebo, Atinuke Odjenima .
Constitutional Reform : Bar Alfred Oloko, Wale Okuniyi, Bar. Dele Farotimi
Public Works: Dr. Engr. (Mrs) Halibat Adediran , Engr Ashana Mundi
Blue Economy Development.: Prof Chris Ekong. Aviation: Chibuzor Nwachukwu; International Trade, Industry and Investments; Prof Osita Ogbu
Humanitarian Affairs..Lolo Kadafa
Mobilization for Self Help: Aisha Yesufu, Environment. Prof Chukwumerije .Mrs Ifechidere Kanu
Labour: Comrade Precious Adewusi Hauwa Yabani ! Interior: Akin Osuntokun,,:
Science and Technology; Saminu Turaki Communication Hadiza Saidu, National Integration; Najatu Mohammed. Police Affairs: M D Abubakar.(IGP Rtd) Youth Entrepreneurship: Ms Sarwi Rahaman, Dr Chidi Okpaluba. Housing: Salamatu Yaradua.
Senior Advisors : Prof Atahiru Jega, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Femi Falana(SAN) Olutola Mobolurin, Prof J Isawa Elaigwu
In accepting a Coordinating role for this policy team I have canvased an economic strategy based on incentivizing the States and Local Development Areas currently called LGAs to scale up local factor endowments in Agriculture to be aggregated in Wholesale produce markets in the economic geopolitical zones for processing in industrial parks to be set up in each zone which will be the focal point for limited Industrial Policy to enhance competitiveness on global value chains we must aim to dominate with our latent comparative advantage on those endowments we select to anchor our great surge forward.

“These thrusts for change have to depend on massive increase in power generation and distribution and retraining of the civil service.to be professional, ethical and competent in their functions.

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“Unless policy can increase opportunity for venturing, dramatically increase job creation, security of life and property advancing happiness of the greatest number and not just a few with access to economic rent it is worthless. We must therefore act to be of great impact in how we elevate rational public conversation to drive society towards choices that advance the common good of all.

“Finally I want to urge our Law and Order, Constitutional reform arrowheads and our legal defense team led by Mrs Boma Alabi(SAN) to never loose sight of the fact that the Rule of Law and Property Rights are Anchor Institutions on which the goals of progress are founded. Like health and education drive the capacity of man to act institutions like the rule of law must be defended with everything we have.

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“I have no doubt that our impact on the coming months will define the future of Nigeria and welcome the team to champion the cause with uncommon dedication to duty for the common man.
Nigeria will Rise Up Again!

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“I Admire Your Eloquence, Calmness,” Emir Of Kano To Obi

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The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has declared that he admired the eloquence, calmness, humility of the standard bearer of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr Gregory Peter Obi.

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The Monarch stated these when the presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Friday.

Said he “Iadmire your eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God.”

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A statement by the spokesman of the Thirdforce Dr Yunusa iTanko added that Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrived Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party the statement further stressed used the occasion of the visit to brief the Emir of his desire to serve Nigeria as the next president come 2023.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he had been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he was experienced enough to lead Nigeria.

“Though l am in the state for sympathy visit, l deem it appropriate to make the Palace my first point of call to pay you Royal Homeage and to formally infor.m of my intention to run for president in the forthcoming election.”

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Mr Peter Obi furthet explained that he was also in the Palace to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.

The Emir who nited that the country was blessed with abundant resources but wondered why there were suffering, poverty and crimes, said he believed Obi was eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor wished wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

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Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engineer Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Party Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Obi Visits Emir of Kano, restated his Desire to Lead Nigeria+photos

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Gregory Obi on Friday visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.

Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrives Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.


While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.

The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befalled the state penultimate weeks.

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On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.


The Emir who said the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Newly wed couple join Obidients in Abuja one million man march+video

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Newly wedded couple on Saturday join the Obidients one million man march in Abuja trending video emerges online.

Naijablitznews.com reports no one seems to be left out as depicted in this video showing the newly married couple marching for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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