No fewer than three million Nigerians have registered with the Coalition Movement of Nigeria, CMN, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed.
The hint about the formation of the group was first given by Obasanjo in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari where he warned him not to stay in office beyond 2019.
According to Obasanjo, Buhari had refused to solve the numerous problems facing Nigeria.
Speaking during the 14th Annual Lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, in Lagos, he spoke about the success being made by the movement.
According to him, the movement was growing in population and would help the country out of its present political problems.
Obasanjo spoke at length on the need for women to participate in politics and aim for the top.
Women, he said, should do more to help themselves.
His words: “If only womanhood was enough, Mrs Clinton would have made it to the White House but she had a man (Donald Trump) who did what he could do to get to power.
“I don’t want or expect women to climb palm trees to harvest bunch of palm fruits. If anybody says he wants to see my mother climb palm trees, I will take a second look at that person.
“But women must do what it takes to succeed in Nigerian political space.
“To you women, do not allow anybody to build your world for you. Build your world for yourself. Yes, women need encouragement but they must do enough for themselves.”