My fellow compatriots, we are are not surprised by the recent turn of events in the polity. The ANN leadership has also been very vigilant about any hidden agenda throughout our discussions with NIM. We remain focused on our goals and nothing will distract us.
The engagement with NIM has not been all that unproductive as it actually brought the party from the dead into National prominence which has been one of our strategic objectives. However, two crucial things broke the deal for us, the refusal of their key figures to register as party members and their continued pursuit of the grand coalition with parties we don’t want to associate with. This is aside from their failure to prove their so called strength and providing the accompanying funding to support the party.
The ANN leadership came to a determination that this in no longer a working arrangement last week and have only been waiting for the NIM leadership to come to that realization as well but they mounted pressure on some of us to reconsider our stand up until Sunday morning when they decided to call the meeting I just posted above. So, you should expect an announcement from NIM to the effect that they are no longer with ANN anytime today. For your information, the presidential aspirants Ikubese and Elishama that joined us from NIM have pledged their loyalty to the party. I want to add that this two individuals have contributed more to the party than NIM in terms of membership drives and funding support. So, do not loose any sleep over this. What is behoove of us nor is to gird our loins and work harder to position ANN as the Party to beat come 2019.
God bless Nigeria
Dr. Jay Osi Samuels
Alliance for New Nigeria