On the 25th of January 2019, Fela Durotoye’s Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu’s Young Progressives Party (YPP) came to an agreement on a coalition to form ‘The Force’ at the National secretariat of the ANN in Abuja.
This has come after Fela Durotoye made public his willingness for an alliance with Kingsley Moghalu and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC) to work for victory at the forth coming elections, not minding if he’ll not emerge a front-line candidate.
From left to right: Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu and Omoyele Sowore.
This outcome was made public in social media posts by Fela and the official pages of the ANN. Here are the details:
“JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF THE ALLIANCE FOR NEW NIGERIA (ANN) & YOUNG PROGRESSIVES PARTY (YPP) ON THE EMERGENCE OF A COALITION FORCE IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AT THE ANN NATIONAL SECRETARIAT, #20, DURBAN STREET, WUSE 2, ABUJA ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019.
Nigeria is in dire need of a paradigm shift and this cannot happen by wishful thinking but through conscious efforts by selfless Nigerians to disrupt the system in order to end the combined 19 years of inept leadership of the PDP & APC, which no doubt has kept us in this present socio-economic and political shackles with no solution in sight anytime soon.
Only those benefiting from the current dysfunctional system will be satisfied with the state of our nation as virtually all economic indices seem to be on a downward spiral with high rate of inflation, unemployment, poverty, insecurity are the resultant effects on the psyche & living standards of Nigerians.
It is in a bid to end the aforementioned trend & change the current narrative that the joint leadership of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) & Young Progressives Party (YPP) after painstaking deliberation, decided in the interest of the nation to forge a formidable coalition known as “The Force” in order to help salvage our great country from those who have held it hostage for far too long.
The Force is expected to be a political point of convergence for all those who truly desire to take back Nigeria from the establishment and birth A NEW NIGERIA.
While we understand the enormity of the task ahead considering that our failed leaders will not let go without a fight, our conviction is however anchored on the strength of the over 88 million Nigerians living below the poverty mark of $1.90 per day to decide the fate of our oppressors through their votes.
Furthermore, the Force will in the coming days present a consensus candidate in the February 16, 2019 Presidential election as a mark of our collective resolve to give Nigerians a credible alternative away from the past when Nigerians are faced with the dilemma of choosing between two undesirables.”
At the time of this post, there is yet to be an official confirmation of this coalition by the YPP and Kingsley Moghalu.
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