Fela Durotoye Emerges as Consensus Candidate, But Moghalu Refuses To Suspend Presidential Bid
Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Kingsley Moghalu who is also a presidential aspirant under the platform of Young Progressives Party (YPP), has refused to suspend his presidential bid despite Fela Durotoye emergence as the consensus candidate under the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN).
Durotoye emerged as the consensus candidate through a consensus arrangement of a coalition tagged, “Presidential Candidates Coming Together”(PACT), which all the aspirants agreed earlier as part of a viable strategy and consensus-building to win the 2019 presidential elections.
In a statement read during the meeting held in Abuja, said the highlight of the meetings was the unanimous agreement that PACT will present a single, sole consensus candidate to fly its flag in the 2019 presidential elections.
“It is in this regards that the 30th of August 2018 was chosen to elect the consensus candidate through a democratic process and due process.”
Among the presidential aspirants that signed the PACT were, Mrs. Godstime Sydney Iroabuchi, Alistair Soyode, Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, Clement Jumbo, Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, Comrade Eragbe Anslem and Fela Durotoye.
Others include, Abubakar Alkali, Jaye Gaskia, Ahmed Buhari, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Elishama Ideh, Sina Fagbenro-Byron, Matthews B Trado, Victor Ani-Laju, Emmanuel Etim and Ayodele Favour.
Present at the event was former Minister of Education and activist, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili.
Moghalu, in a series a tweet laid down his reason for not suspending his bid.
I am firmly in the race for President of Nigeria in 2019.
— Kingsley Moghalu (@MoghaluKingsley) August 30, 2018
“I wish to inform members of my “To Build A Nation” (TBAN) movement, the Kingsley Moghalu Support Organisation (KIMSO) nationwide, the Kingsley Moghalu Volunteer Force, Youth for Kingsley (Y4K), Women for Kingsley (W4K), Kingsley Moghalu Disciples,…
“he Young Progressive Party (YPP) and my other supporters nationwide and in the diaspora that I am pressing ahead with my plan to contest the 2019 presidential election.” he said.