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ANN distances self from ‘Presidential Aspirants Coming Together’ 

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Rayyan Alhassan
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The Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, has distanced itself from the coming together of about 14 presidential aspirants to form a consensus ahead of the 2019 elections.

A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Akinloye Oyeniyi, said that “though three of our aspirants were involved, albeit in their individual capacities.”

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The statement read: “This is to inform both our immediate and remote publics, 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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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