From Fred Itua, Abuja
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Victor Attah, and some other political leaders in the country, on Friday, floated a new political pressure group, “The Compatriots”, ahead of the 2023 general election.
In his address at its maiden press conference in Abuja, Chairman of the group Attah, listed other members of the group to include Mallam Hakeem Baba-Ahmed as Deputy Chairman and Prince Tom Iseghohi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
According to him, the group was out to work with relevant socio-political stakeholders to reinvent Nigeria by “promoting national cohesion, good governance, peace and prosperity.”
He said the strategic objectives of the group are: “To mobilize the best intellectual resources in addressing the key challenges that are hindering the development of Nigeria as a strong and viable political and economic community.
“To promote a network of concerned Nigerians towards assisting in the improvement of governance at all levels, as well as in the provision of social services.
“To involve Nigerian women at all levels and in all aspects of the activities of The Compatriots in order to become a role model for gender equality in Nigeria.
“To cultivate and assist in mentoring and leadership development initiatives so as to nurture younger generations into the mainstream of the Nigerian political economy.
“To assist in the development of the culture of social accountability in the Nigerian social formation with a view to expanding the political space, which will incubate harmonious partnerships between governments and the civil society.”