Consensus has been reached among the array of youths jostling to change the lingering political status quo by ensuring that a youth emerge as winner in the coming presidential election slated for next year.
Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and 15 other aspirants have now suspended their bid and endorsed Mr. Fela Durotoye, on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), as their consensus candidate.
Durotoye emerged as consensus candidate through a consensus arrangement of a coalition tagged, “Presidential Candidates Coming Together” (PACT), which all the aspirants agreed earlier as part of a viable strategy and consensus-building to win the 2019 presidential elections.
A statement read out at the meeting of the greenhorn politicians in Abuja said the highlight of the meetings was the unanimous agreement that PACT will present a single, sole consensus candidate to fly its flag in the 2019 presidential elections.
“It is in this regards that the 30th of August 2018 was chosen to elect the consensus candidate through a democratic process and due process.
Among the presidential aspirants that signed the Pact were, Mrs. Godstime Sydney Iroabuchi, Alistair Soyode, Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, Clement Jumbo, Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, Comrade Eragbe Anslem and Fela Durotoye.
Others include, Abubakar Alkali, Jaye Gaskia, Ahmed Buhari, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Elishama Ideh, Sina Fagbenro-Byron, Matthews B Trado, Victor Ani-Laju, Emmanuel Etim and Ayodele Favour.
A former Minister of Education and activist, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili was at the event.