13th October, 2010
Ahead of the 2011 governorship election, 25 registered political parties in Nigeria have formed a coalition to wrestle power from Action Congress of Nigeria in Lagos State in the 2011 elections.
The political parties under the umbrella of the Coalition of Lagos State Opposition Political Parties, COLASOPP, said their aim is to dislodge ACN from Lagos and elect a governor of their own.
â€œAll candidates of the coalition shall campaign and contest under the name, logo and emblem of the adopted political party which we shall make public very soon.Â The 25 political parties resolved that all elective offices in Lagos State from the governorship, national and state assembly to the councillorship shall be contested with the sole objective of dislodging the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria government at the polls,â€ said Dr. Dominic Adegbola, Convener, COLASOPP.
Adegbola stated that the orchestrated achievements of Fashola was mere media hype, assuring that â€œwe are determined and in deed ready to shock those pretenders when by the grace of God, we dislodge their pretentious administration at the 2011 elections.
â€œWe have the means, we have the people and we have strong reasons to take over from Fashola at the polls.Â The ACN has been in government in Lagos State for 12 years and the so called achievement is in fact a disastrous performance when you consider the enormous resources at its disposal from the federation account and from Internally Generated Revenue,â€ he said.
â€œIt is time for intervention by truly progressive people who are sincerely committed to the welfare of the masses. COLASOPP is determined to bring about this much-needed change,â€ he stated.
Some of the parties that formed the coalition are the Action Party of Nigeria, Action Alliance, Citizens People Party, African Democatic Congress,
New Nigeria Peoples Party, Peoples Redemption Party, Better Nigeria Peoples Party, Nigeria People Congress, National Conscience Party, Mass Movement of Nigeria, United Nigeria Peoples Party and Democratic Peoples Party.