A senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba has said he is not part of a new political movement known as the National Consultative Front (NCF).
The formation of the NCF was announced in a communique on Wednesday.
Agbakoba was listed alongside Ghali Na’abba, a former speaker of the house of representatives; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer; Obadiah Mailafia, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Oby Ezekwesili and Funke Awolowo as members of the movement.
Others listed as founding member of the new political movemen are Abubakar Umar, Jibo Ibrahim, Chidi Odinkalu, Shehu Sani, a former senator; Remi Sonaiya, a former presidential candidate.
The new movement in its communiqué said it “aimed at driving reforms” in the country.
But Agbakoba, in his reaction via a series of tweets on Thursday, said he was not consulted so he is not part of the group.
“Dear all, my attention has been drawn to a widely circulated story that I am part of a new political movement known as the National Consultative Front,” the lawyer tweeted.
“Without prejudice to the need for such a political movement, I want to place it on record that I was not consulted and so I am not part of the National Consultative Front.”