Chairman of 3RD Force, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba


The entire political landscape in Nigeria may soon experience new political activities never known in history as the leadership of the Nigeria Intervention Movement NIM, also called 3RD Force; a new political movement concludes its world-wide consultations and set to storm the country’s political scene.

In a statement issued in Lagos Wednesday, by the Director of Communications of the movement, Mr. John Ekwuyasi, said that the leadership of the movement, led by its chairman, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba would commence national consultations as part of measures to create a super coalition of movements in the country.

This, according to the Communications Director, follows the conclusion of global consultations embarked its leadership, saying that the new group would also address a media conference after the national consultations.

The letter reads in part: “The 3RD Force/NIM leader, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba has concluded the group’s global consultations and would address a world press conference at the end of national consultations to create a super coalition of movements”.

“The leader/chairman of the ongoing revolution for true social, economic and political change in Nigeria, the Nigeria Intervention Movement [NIM; also, popularly known as The 3rd Force, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, is back in Nigeria, following extensive consultations with both Nigerians in diaspora and a variety of global leaders desirous of seeing a secure Nigeria re-attain democratic leadership in Africa and reliability as a member of the 21st Century’s progressive international comity of nations”.

According to him, Dr. Agbakoba was accompanied on the global consultations trip by the co-chairman of the movement, Dr. Abdul Jhali Tafawa Balewa, both of who have since commenced further nationwide consultations with all like-minded Nigerian leaders and groups with the aim of partnering in the creation of a Super-Coalition of groups and parties determined to bring about real sustainable change to the present politico-economic status quo, and betterment of the lives of Nigerians nationwide, with especial emphasis on establishing a compass to liberate and empower Nigeria’s teeming millions of neglected youths and women.

“The 3rd Force leader will address a crucial world press conference in Lagos, after a pivotal NIM Steering Council meeting as soon as consultations are concluded”, the statement also said.

Recall that there have been reactions over the emergence of the new movement as part of the build-up to the 2019 general elections, which political pundits have predicted might spring surprises.

Many political watchers have also argued that the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, have so much in common and might not offer the kind of change the Nigerian people need at this material time.

They believe that the country is in dire need of a complete paradigm shift as against the seeming culture of recycling old politicians in power since the country gained political independence since 1960, which has not yielded the desired results both politically and economically.