By Charles Kalu
The Presidential candidate for the Alliance For New Nigeria, ANN, Mr. Fela Durotoye has indicated his readiness to drop out of presidential race for another candidate within the 3rd force coalition
The ANN candidate said he was willing to bow out if the coalition is committed to united front to tackle the ruling APC and the main opposition PDP.
The presidential candidate of the ANN restated his call for a united front against the two biggest candidates in the election in a signed statement released early on Thursday, January 24, 2019 shortly after ACPN presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli ” Oby ” Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal from the race to support any candidate that emerges from the 3rd force.
Dr. Ezekwesili said one of her reasons for dropping from the race was to “focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to ensure a viable alternative to the APC-PDP in the forthcoming elections”.
Mr. Fela Durotoye in his statement commended Dr. Oby Ezekwesili for leading the charge to form a coalition to present a consensus candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
He also promised to ensure an alliance is formed with other prominent candidates, such as Mr. Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC), and Prof. Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), to present a united front for the election.
The Motivational Speaker said; “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.
“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.”
Recall that Mr. Durotoye’s had won an earlier selection several months among other candiayes to become the consensus candidate of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), a coalition that consisted of several presidential aspirants. Some of the aspirants abandoned the coalition after the election.