The Coalition For New Nigeria (CNM), a political movement formed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, May 10, announced its fusion with African Democratic Congress (ADC) as a political platform on which its members would contest the 2019 general election.
A co-convener of CNM, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, announced the collapse of the movement into ADC at a press conference in Abuja, yesterday.
Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun State, disclosed that following the development, CNM has ceased to exist.
He added that they moved into ADC in appreciation of the progressive essence of the party and its untainted existence in Nigeria’s political scene.
Prince Oyinlola had on Wednesday dumped the APC when he presented his resignation letter to the chairman of APC in Ward 1, Okuku, Odo Otin Local Government Area of the state.
He also resigned his position as chairman of the National Identity Management Commission.
Speaking yesterday, Oyinlola said: “We have said it before and we are stating it here again that the current state of despair and despondency in our dear country is an ill wind.
“It is foreboding and can only lead to a conflagration. Between January when CNM was formed and now, can we say that the story of Nigeria has changed for the better? Have things not worsened at all levels?
“I thank all of you for being here today. You will all recall that in January this year, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, was formed by some of us across the country as a political platform to create a new generation of leaders for our country.
“Between that time and today, a lot of grounds has been covered in achieving the set goals. One of such is what we are doing here today – the formal fusing of – our movement into the African Democratic Congress.”