Female Presidential aspirant, Elishama Ideh, has dumped the ANN.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, August 10, 2018, Ideh accused certain characters of hijacking the party structure of the ANN.
She alleged that the ANN has fallen into the hands of “those who have not been weaned off the dark politics of a vanishing era”.
The presidential aspirant has also pulled out of the party’s convention scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018.
“As things stand at the moment, the party structure has been hijacked by certain character. Interestingly, up till now, this character has not as much as declared his interest in running. It is evident that there's no level playing field for aspirants on the platform of the party and we are being sidelined in the agreed processes,” she said.
“However, it would seem the party has fallen into the hands of those who have not been weaned off the dark politics of a vanishing era. To this end, I will not be participating in the party's convention scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, 2018.
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“I am not desperate to be in a particular political party, I have principles and values that have regulated my life up until now and they are that have invested me with the passion and zeal for a new Nigeria.
“For me, I am here to cause a total shift from the old and stinking thinking politics that has held us in servitude to backwardness and poverty. Never must new wine be put in an old wine skin. It certainly will burst.
“Let it be clear that I stand on the right side of history and that this ship of destiny is still very much on course to bring Nigeria into a new day of prosperity and progress.
“My desire is to serve my Fatherland with integrity, compassion and purpose. Also, to entrench the principles of shared vision, shared value and shared responsibility in our nation. This easily is the pathway for our nation to emerge out of the present quagmire into the true freedom of productive nations," she added.
Ideh is yet to pitch her tent with any other political party.