Presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore has stated that he is not so desperate to win and will, therefore, never be part of any coalition that includes corrupt and morally bankrupt parties.
Sowore made the statement through his media team: TakeItBack movement in his response to the planned merger by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and other 37 political parties to form the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
He described the PDP and the new faction of the APC (R-APC) as two sides of the same bad coin, adding that for almost two decades, these two parties have been responsible for unbridled corruption and voracious damage to Nigeria’s economy and her moral fabric.
The statement which was signed by the Director-General of the TakeitBack Movement, Malcolm Fabiyi, read thus:
“From the outset, the TakeItBack movement has made it clear that what we seek is a complete transformation of the Nigerian political process. The solution to Nigeria’s problems cannot be found with the same parties and persons who created and contributed to those challenges in the first place.
“The TakeitBack movement and our convener, Omoyele Sowore, can never be part of any coalition that includes these corrupt and morally bankrupt parties. We are NOT so desperate to win that we would sacrifice our integrity, or the trust of the Nigerian people.
‘’ We are convinced that the Nigerian people are not seeking to replace one set of thieves with another set of recycled rogues in 2019.
“The TakeitBack movement remains committed to working with progressive, people-oriented parties that are dedicated to the transformation and the progress of Nigeria.”
The statement however added that at the end of this month, an announcement will be made on the political party that the TakeitBack movement would be using as a platform for the 2019 elections.