Colonel Umar Dangiwa (rtd), a former Kaduna State governor, has denied being a member of National Consultative Front, a new political movement floated ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Dangiwa made the clarification in a statement he signed on Friday.
The group had on Wednesday announced the setting up a 30-member steering committee comprising activists, academics and other professionals.
Dangiwa was listed alongside Ghali Na’abba, former speaker of the house of representatives; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer; Obadiah Mailafia, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Oby Ezekwesili as members of the movement.
Others listed include Jibo Ibrahim, Chidi Odinkalu, Shehu Sani, a former senator; and Remi Sonaiya, former presidential candidate.
But Dangiwa, who recently wrote a now-famous open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation, insisted he was not consulted before his name was included on the list.
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The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to a widely circulated story that I am part of the promoters of a new political movement known as the National Consultative Front.
“This is not true. I was never consulted and I am not part of the National Consultative Front.”
Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), also disassociated himself from the new political movement, saying he was also not consulted.