Third Force has registered 3million Nigerians – ONJ

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that three million Nigerians have registered with the Coalition Movement of Nigeria (CMN) or Third Force formed to change the countrya��s political terrain ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He appealed to Nigerians to do everything within the law to get their voter cards.
At the 14th annual lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos on Thursday, Obasanjo said that the coalition in conjunction with other movements is the solution to the countrya��s political problems.
He said that the movement would make an inroad into the grassroots across the country, pointing out that he would pull out of CNM when it transforms into a political party and sponsors people for elective offices.
Obasanjo also charged women to be active participants in the next political dispensation.
The former president, who spoke on the theme: a�?Press for Progress: Women in Politics and Nation Buildinga��, said that he was ready to support women towards playing relevant roles in the country.
He lamented that no woman had become an elected governor, Senate president and some other top positions in the country.
Obasanjo urged the women to be adequately prepared a�?by first putting their feet right and be willing to pay the price to witness the desired change.
a�?If only womanhood was enough, Mrs. Hilary Clinton, would have made it to the White House but she had a man (Donald Trump) who did what he could do to get to power.
a�?I dona��t want or expect women to climb palm trees to harvest bunch of palm fruits. If anybody says he wants to see my mother climb palm trees, I will take a second look at that person. But women must do what it takes to succeed in Nigerian political space.
a�?To you women, do not allow any body to build your world for you. Build your world for yourself. Yes, women need encouragement but they must do enough for themselves,a�? he said.

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