2019: The ‘Third Force’ fever


Tayo Oke

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there is a whiff of excitement in the air regarding the likelihood of a major (third) force to contend with, come 2019 presidential election. Following this column’s overview of the current political situation, see, “2019: The leadership vacuum”, The PUNCH, January 9, 2018, where a critical appraisal of the current All Progressives Congress government was rendered, including the possibility and chances of an insurgent operation from a yet unknown major force. Events have since moved from a mere conjecture to the tantalising possibility of a shake-up in our political calculus on a scale not imagined even one month ago.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, echoing the sentiment expressed in The PUNCH appraisal, threw a grenade into the APC dinner gathering last week, and got the party apparatchik chocking on their salad and Italian wine as they…

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