Fela Durotoye Suggests He May Also Stand Down To Form A Coalition
Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye says he is ready to jettison his Presidential ambition to form a coalition.
This comes after Oby Ekwesili of the Allied Congress party of Nigeria stepped down. In a statement released early on Thursday on her website and Twitter account, the former education Minister said she stepped down from the election to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.
In a statement released to the press, Fela Durotoye says it is important to form an alliance and that he is ready to come into any coalition talks with other candidates, Omoyele Sowore and Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, and submit himself to a transparent process to arrive at a Consensus candidate.
His full statement reads:
To ensure that an alliance is formed and we present a united front, I AM READY to come into any coalition talks with my brothers Omoyele Sowore @yelesho and Prof. Kingsley Moghalu @moghalukingsley and to submit myself to any transparent process that will help us arrive at a selection of a Consensus Candidate from amongst us.
To be clear, if the process produces any other candidate apart from myself, I AM READY to support whoever the Consensus Candidate is and to do all I can to support the coalition to win the 2019 Presidential elections for our generation.
Once again, I implore the frontline candidates in our generation.
Let us come together and seize this historic window of opportunity for our generation to select one of us to go ahead of us … so that ALL OF US can come together and speak with one voice at the 2019 General Elections.
Together, we can do the perceived impossible.
Our generation is depending on us.
We must not let them down.