A new political party to be known as The National Movement being convened by the immediate past governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa K Kwankwaso, is to be formally launched today in Abuja.
The development, which is a confirmation of a report by Telegraph, is conveyed in a statement by the Protem Secretary, Prof. Rufai Alkali, ex-Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters.
According to sources, other notable political figures expected at the launch are former governors Achike Udenwa (Imo), Lucky Igbinedion (Edo) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa). Also billed to attend the event are former allies of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Buba Galadima; the immediate past Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung; Dr. Usman Bugaje,
Prof. Pat Utomi, and a former Deputy Governor of Adamawa State. Findings by New Telegraph also revealed that the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega; as well as past and present members of the National Assembly such as Senators Rufai Hanga, Abdulrahaman Railway, will be part of the event.
Alkali in the one-page letter of invitation to invitees on Monday said the event will provide an opportunity for the promoters to outline the aims and objectives as well as the group’s interim leaders to the public.