ANN not party to any PACT/consensus yet

Akinloye Oyeniyi
The newly formed Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has dissociated itself from recent event tagged, Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), where a consensus candidate was allegedly chosen by a group of young presidential aspirants hoping to wrestle power from incumbent All Progressives Congress at the 2019 presidential election.

A press statement by the party's national publicity secretary, Akinloye Oyeniyi, notes that the fact that three presidential aspirants within the ANN may have attended the meeting where the said pact was signed does not in anyway mean involvement or endorsement of the party to any agreement reached therein. 

The statement, instead, said involvement of the three presidential aspirants of ANN in the PACT activity was strictly done in their individual capacities.

The ANN statement reads thus: "This is to inform both our immediate and remote public that our party, Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) is not the same as the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) and not involved in its activities. Though three of our aspirants were involved, albeit in their individual capacities.

"This clarification became necessary due to the suggestive ways some news platforms, especially Channels Television, are reporting PACT activities as if ANN as a political party has been part of its arrangements and has reached an agreement in line with the PACT consensus candidate.

"We hereby inform our  teeming members, supporters and other Nigerians that ANN is yet to be in any consensus or alliance talk with any political party or group of persons, and whenever the party is to so do, all will duly be informed.

We also want to make it clear that ANN presidential candidate will emerge at the party primaries that would be announced in due course according to INEC guidelines," the statement concluded

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