Nigeria:Opposition Presidential Aspirant Boycotts Party Convention

August 11, 2018 11:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lagos — A Presidential aspirant of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese has said he would not be attending the national convention of the party slated for today.

He expressed dismay that some corrupt elements have infiltrated the party with the intent of hijacking it ahead of the 2019 election.

Daily Trust reports that the ANN is the political party adopted by the Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM), a third force movement co-chaired by the former NBA President, Chief Olisa Agbakoba and son of former Prime Minister, Dr. Abdul-jalil Tafawa- Balewa.

Already, Ikubese, Dr. (Mrs) Elishama Ideh and Fela Durotoye are some of the new generation aspirants that have indicated interest to contest on the platform of the party.

However, the other aspirants have equally vowed not to attend the convention of the party holding on Saturday citing attempt to hijack the party.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, Ikubese who is the Convener, YesWeFit Revolutionary Movement, who recalled why he left his former party, the National Conscience Party (NCP) following the alleged compromise on the ideology of the founder, late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, said unfolding events in ANN give cause for concern.

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