By Ajibola Abayomi,
February 1, 2018.
On Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, former President Olusegun Obasanjo officially registered as a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement.
Chief Obasanjo completed the membership form of the movement and handed it over to former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is the national coordinator of the group.
The ceremony was held at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta.
The movement, which was officially launched in Abuja on Wednesday, is the brainchild of Mr. Obasanjo, who proposed it as a platform to mobilise Nigerians to sack President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Obasanjo addressed journalists and other attendees after his registration, expressing optimism that the group would help to propel the nation forward.
“I am happy to be a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement which is a movement for good governance. This is the commencement for our popular and grassroots association.
“The membership will be free to collectively decide on whether it will become a political party and if it decides to transform itself and go into partisan politics, I will cease to be a member.
“It is necessary to make it clear that this new movement does not regard itself as a third force.