Reports from Nigeria indicate that some prominent politicians in the country are currently campaigning for the formation of a political party.
According to reports, they will campaign for the launch of the National Patriotic Movement on October 1, which will coincide with the 61st anniversary of Nigeria's independence.
The group is expected to include political and activist groups including the Rescue Nigeria Project, the Nigeria Intervention Movement and others.
According to some newspapers, there is a plan in place by a group of politicians to turn the party into a political party, which will challenge the country's major parties such as the ruling APC, and the main opposition party. PDP.
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) led by Attahiru Jega, the African Democratic Congress led by Chief Ralph Nwosu from the South, and the Labor Party are all planning to unite to start a new movement. .
Political analysts in the country are already looking at the situation.
According to reports the campaign is to form a new party against Nigeria's major parties is something that some who are not satisfied with the ideology of the PDP and APC are doing.
However, there is a long way to go before the coalition can compete with the country's main political parties.
What challenges will the party face?
One of the biggest challenges for the coalition will be "the unity of the multi-party leadership, so that some of them will think, 'What is their future if they unite?' This will cause them to drag their feet before they can finish their journey.
The scholar cites the example of the formation of the ruling APC when the uprising broke out which ultimately ended the rule of the then ruling PDP.
He also said that there was a need to study how to develop a way to promote the party so that it would be acceptable to the public, as well as a plan to deal with threats from the major parties.
"In the past, the PDP has threatened that no party will be formed that can wrest power from it, especially at the federal government level.
However, this threat did not stop the formation of the APC and even the formation of a government.
Therefore, it is not to be underestimated that this political party will be able to reach the party, and even reach the level of a major party that will oppose these two parties as stated seen in the past.
Nigeria's two main political parties, the APC and the PDP, have been in power for some time since the country's return to democracy in 1999.
Recently, however, both parties have begun to face leadership challenges and the departure of some party leaders to the other side.
One of the most talked about events in the country is speculation that former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and a PDP leader will rejoin the ruling APC and run for president. but there is no certainty on this point.
PDP leader and main critic of the APC government, Femi Fani-Kayode, also recently defected to the ruling party - much to the surprise of many Nigerians.
Earlier, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - in an unusual move, his deputy Mahdi Ali Gusau is in the PDP. he did not change his mind.
For its part, the APC is divided over the interim committee headed by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Similar problems continue to erupt in both parties, and at the same time many Nigerians feel that there is no difference between the two major parties now that most of them are now on the same side.
In the run-up to the 2023 elections, the formation of a party in Nigeria could give citizens who say they have returned from the APC and PDP a choice to express their desire to become full citizens by voting and these could lead to APC and PDP lose power in 2023 general election.
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