Following the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili from the presidential race, Fela Durotoye has also hinted at making the same move.
After the surprise exit of Dr Oby Ezekwesili from Nigeria’s presidential race, another candidate Fela Durotoye said he may step down for either African Action Congress’s Omoyele Sowore or Young Progressives Party’s Kingsley Moghalu.
In a message shared on his verified Instagram page on 24 January, 2019, he explained that he is ready to come into any coalition talks with Sowore and Moghalu and support whoever the Consensus Candidate is.
Below is what he posted on his Instagram page after sharing the photo above of himself posing with Sowore and Moghalu:
Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN)
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019
I have always believed that leadership is about service and sacrifice and today, I would like to commend Dr. (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili @obyezeks for leading the charge to forming a viable coalition to presenting a Consensus Candidate for the 2019 Presidential elections.
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.
Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) @alliancefornewnigeria”