Motivational speaker Mr. Fela Durotoye yesterday joined the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in Lagos.
Noting that he has taken a decisive step as a critical change agent and mobiliser, he said his foray into politics would not threaten his avowed commitment to time-tested values and principles, which are required for great leadership and good governance.
Accompanied by his wife, Tara, the technocrat-turned politician was received at the party’s temporary secretariat in Surulere, Lagos by members of the state chapter, including Mr. Jide Okoya, Mr. Olu Olumide, scores of party officials, youths and women.
Durotoye urged Nigerians to embrace the party, saying the platform will guarantee internal democratic process, unlike older parties, which are predisposed to “selectocracy.”
Giving hints about his presidential democracy, the politician said he was not too young to run for office, secure power and ensure good governance.
Durotoye said good governance is critical to the achievement of national potentials, adding that people must be organised to participate in the governing process through voting.
He explained that he decided to enter politics, instead of staying outside to criticise the government and the political class.
Chiding the older parties for not living up to expectation, Durotoye said despite their formidable grassroots structures, they lacked the capacity to give birth to a new Nigeria.