Presidential aspirant and motivational speaker Fela Durotoye has revealed why he is contesting for the highest office in the land.

He said his passion for Nigeria made him to declare his interest in the 2019 presidential elections.

Fela, who recently pitched his tent with Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN), made this known on Tuesday at the 7th edition of Lagos Shift held at the University of Lagos Sport Complex, Akoka.

He said, “In line with our values one of which is to ‘be a role model worthy of emulation’, I had to decide to get involved in the political arena rather than staying on the sidelines and only challenging others to go in.

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“It is my hope that as I step unto the political scene, many more of our brightest and best will arise to heed our nation’s clarion call to contest for elective offices, win the elections, and most importantly collectively deliver good governance to our nation.

He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) cannot deliver a new Nigeria.

"Therefore, to be clear, I am aspiring to contest as a Presidential Candidate in the 2019 General Elections. 

"God has blessed Nigeria and Nigeria needs you to be a blessing. One of the important things you should to be a blessing is to go and your PVC because it is not just Permanent Voters Card but the Power to Vote your Choice.

The event, which was organised by the youth wing of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) had in attendance other dignitaries such as the National Overseer RCCG, Pastor Joseph Obayemi who represented the General Overseer Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Assistant General Overseer, Pastor Johnson Odesola.