Breaking: Fela Durotoye reportedly set to withdraw from presidential race

Breaking: Fela Durotoye reportedly set to withdraw from presidential race

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye is reportedly planning to step down from the presidential race.

His decision follows a similar move made by Oby Ezekwesili on Thursday, January 24.

Durotoye said he was ready to step down for either the candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore or Young Progressives Party Kingsley Moghalu.

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He wrote: "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."

Recall that Oby Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal from the 2019 presidential election race.

The candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) announced her decision on Thursday, January 24.

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She said her decision was taken following call from Nigerians and those abroad for her to do so.

Ezekwesili said she would now focus on a coalition to help defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.

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