Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) presidential candidate Fela Durotoye has announced that he’s the consensus candidate of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) – a coalition formed earlier in August.
At the meeting where Durotoye announced the formation of the coalition were presidential aspirants: former deputy governor of CBN Professor Kingsley Moghalu and Sahara Reporters publisher, Yele Sowore.
It is not certain whether Moghalu and Sowore are part of the consensus to field Durotoye.
Durotoye made the announcement on Instagram, writing:
It is with profound gratitude and great humility that I accept your nomination as the Consensus Candidate of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT)
I would like to honor all the members of PACT, 18 leaders, all uniquely qualified and able to represent 190 million Nigerians at the highest office in our nation; who displayed great humility; understanding that none of us can win as individuals, but by coming together as a team, we bring our unique abilities and diverse strengths to the table; but most importantly, being honorable to put the country first and themselves last.
You are true nation builders and our nation owes you a great debt of gratitude.
Today, I would like to extend a hand to those who have left our coalition and welcome those of similar ideologies who are yet to join us, we are stronger together.
I take this nomination as a Consensus Candidate with great sense of responsibility; knowing that I and our generation have been entrusted with a mandate to show Nigerians the kind of leadership they truly desire and deserve and to inspire the hope of a better future; a New Nigeria.
The 2019 elections will be a referendum between our past and our future; between the same old change and a New hope, the old and the young, politics and good governance, joblessness and jobs, politicians and nation builders and between experience and expertise
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