Unic Press UK: A notable presidential aspirant and the 2015 Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) of Nigeria, Chief Martin Onovo, has dumped the party over what he described as vicious violations of the party’s Constitution, financial irregularities, abuse of power.
Onovo, who confirmed his resignation of membership to a Unic Press UK correspondent, accused the party’s leadership of betraying the legacies of the late Gani Fawehinmi [the human rights activist and legal luminary who founded the party] by carrying out actions that are against the cherished values and principles of the NCP.
Onovo, who was endorsed by and named the “Face of the New Nigeria” by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) several weeks ago, added that his next moves would be announced soon.
Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections will hold on Saturday, the 16 February 2019, at 08:00 hrs (GMT+1).
There are more than 90 political parties in Nigeria. But the notable presidential aspirants seems to be:
- Muhammadu Buhari, a former military Head of State and the current President of Nigeria.
- Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Atiku is one of the hitherto chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who decamped.
- Martin Onovo, a consulting engineer, who studied in the United States and Nigeria. He has been endorsed by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), who also named him the “Face of the New Nigeria”. The Movement For Fundamental Change [MFC] and Secure our Votes Nigeria [SOV Nigeria] also endorsed Onovo.
- Bukola Saraki, the Senate President of Nigeria, and a former Governor of Kwara state.
- Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Rabiu Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state. Kwankwaso is one of the Senators, who recently decamped from the APC.
- Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state.
- Aminu Tambuwal, the Sokoto state governor.
- Kingsley Moghalu, a political economist and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
- Omoyele Sowore, a popular online publisher and the founder of Sahara Reporters.