By Kingsley Omonobi
As a follow up to its visitation to the National Assembly last week to canvass popular political reform, the Mega Summit Movement (MSM), is set to host a major National Political Reform Summit otherwise known as National Summit on Democracy (NASDEM) on October 1 to harmonize all the proposals and recommendations harvested in the course of its consultations for popular political reform and the establishment of a formidable Peoplesâ€™ Mega Party.
Recently, notable chieftains of the Mega Summit Movement including Chief Olu Falae, General Mohammadu Buhari, Chief Rasheed Shitta-Bey, Malam Sule Hamman, Chief Victor Umeh, Senator Sulaimon Salawu and Mr.Olawale Okunniyi, Head of Secretariat of MSM, stormed the public hearing on constitution review organized by the House of Reps to canvass unlimited electoral reform.
At a briefing in Abuja on Sunday on the new proposed date, Alhaji Hamisu San Turaki, Media and Publicity coordinator of MSM, said the planning committee of the summit, led by Professor Pat Utomi decided to recommend October 1 to the leadership of MSM given the political significance of the date and also to prevent the historic event from clashing with the coming Ramadan fast of the muslims.
According to him, the group is still basking in the renewed alliance between former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari and ex-Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, pointing out that the group has also intensified talks with Labour and Civil Societies for a mass rally on electoral reform planned to hold in Abuja on a date the group will also formally hand its privateâ€™s memberâ€™s bill to the National Assembly.
â€œMega Summit Movement is leaving no stone unturned in its mobilization for political change in Nigeria and therefore will work with all stakeholders and groups genuinely committed to unlimited political reform in the countryâ€, he said.