On the on-going PACT consensus candidate election earlier today, had another set of three aspirants denying their participation at the PACT forum and elextions. Below is their press release.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TEAMS OF AHMED BUHARI, AWWAL ABDULLAHI ALIYU AND DR ABUBAKAR ALKALI ON THE SO-CALLED PACT CONSENSUS ELECTION HELD TODAY 30/08/2018 IN ABUJA.
We respond with total dismay, the stage-managed election held today for a so-called consensus candidate by the Presidential aspirants coming together (PACT).
We totally reject the results of the election and do not wish to play any further part in the activities of PACT.
At all PACT meetings, we had always believed that the current power rotation/zoning formula in our great country Nigeria should be the guiding principle in our choice of a consensus candidate under PACT or any other group for that matter.
This power rotation formulae was jettisoned during purported PACT election leading to the stage-managed emergence of one Fela Durotoye.
We TOTALLY DISSOCIATE ourselves and our campaign from any consensus candidate of PACT because due process was not followed and the process runs counter to the consensus arrangement in Nigeria which stays power in the North for 2019-2023.
Our names should be removed from the purported list of 19 attendees at the purported election.
None of the three of us participated or voted in the purported election and our names should not be used to perpetuate an illegality.
While wishing PACT the best of luck, we do not wish to play any further roles in the activities of PACT for 2019 election and beyond,
Dr Abubakar Alkali
Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu