The convener of OurMumuDonDo Movement, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has called on the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), to forget Fela Durotoye as its consensus candidate.
Charly Boy made this call on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference, where he said the movement disapproved of any process on the emergence of a consensus candidate that is devoid of the people’s participation.
The OurMumuDonDo convener appealed to the leadership of the coalition to postpone further discussions on presenting a united front for a presidential candidate, until the conclusion of presidential primaries of all political parties.
His words: “We wish to advise the leaders of the PACT initiative very strongly that further discussions on presenting a united front for a young presidential candidate should be postponed until the completion of presidential primaries in all concerned political parties.
“It is therefore important to inform the Nigerian people within and outside the country, that after due consultations with highly respected Nigerians, opinion moulders and social influencers across different divides of our society, we are convinced that without the participation of the Nigerian people in the process of electing a flag-bearer for a united front and their endorsement thereof, the process is incomplete and void”, Sahara Reporters quoted Charly Boy as saying.
“Three options were reeled off to the aspirants by the group. Option A was for the aspirants to unanimously agree on who would be projected as the flag-bearer of their united front and that this would be done before their respective party primaries to save cost and time,” he explained.
“Option B was for the aspirants to wait until they had all gone through the party primaries in their respective political parties and then gather to elect their consensus flag-bearer for a united front.”
Concise News had reported last week that Durotoye emerged as the alternative candidate at the party’s meeting on Thursday, beating the likes of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor Kingsley Moghalu and Sowore.
PACT is a coalition formed by certain presidential aspirants for next year’s election. The coalition had said all candidates must accept whoever is chosen for the 2019 election.
Meanwhile, present at the briefing were Charly Boy made the call, were the National Coordinator of the Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju; Raphael Adebayo, National Secretary of OurMumuDonDo movement, and other members.