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Fela Durotoye, Biola Alabi address Campaign Poster Circulating on Social Media



Fela Durotoye, Biola Alabi address Campaign Poster Circulating on Social Media - BellaNaijaBoth Fela Durotoye and Biola Alabi have addressed a campaign poster for the 2019 presidency elections making the rounds on social media.

The poster, its roots unknown, spots a photo of the two of them with the tagline “A Young President for 2019.”

Both Durotoye and Alabi have said they are not running for office in 2019, and do not know from where the poster originated.

Durotoye, on his Instagram, wrote:

Hello Everyone.

I note with great humility the excitement that a fictitious poster circulating on social media has generated over the past 24 hours.

For the avoidance of doubt, the poster was NOT conceived, designed or created by my organization. Neither was it circulated with my endorsement.

To the best of my knowledge, there is no such party as The Liberation Party.

That said, I have been overwhelmed by the love and goodwill generated by this (im)poster and the outpouring of best wishes and prayers have simply been incredible.

It is truly amazing to see people’s reaction to the probability of an intention to run for the highest office and I note, with thanks, the advise & counsel of many strategists who voluntarily stepped forward to freely share their great ideas on how to carry out a successful campaign. The unsolicited pledges to fund a campaign is literally unbelievable.

I was also not lost to the concerns of some and even the apathetic disposition of a few people.

But, one thing I realized and learned from this unscripted & unprompted situation is that Nigerians at home and abroad (especially young people) want a next generation representation at the ballot box at the 2019 Elections.

I believe this yearning should not go unnoticed by all young and vibrant, credible and capable leaders who love Nigeria and carry in their hearts a vision for a New Nigeria.

Nigerians are literally crying out for young leaders to emerge from the shadows of possibilities and step forward unto the leadership stage to sign up for the responsibility of service to nation, state or community through executive or legislative office.

It is obvious that time has come for the young and strong to arise and build a coalition of ideas around a strong ideology of a New Nigeria where things work.

A nation committed to Good Governance that creates the enabling environment for all of us to dream, try, succeed and thrive all across the land.

A nation where every citizen of Nigeria dwells in peace and safety as we together passionately and creatively engage in fulfilling jobs that help us to enjoy an improved standard of living and achieve economic growth and social development for everyone.

The future of Nigeria is what it can and must become … a most desirable nation to live, work and do business in and with. .

Clearly, it is time to Deliver The Future of our great nation but in the words of John Legend, “The Future started yesterday. We are already late.”

Arise O Compatriots,
Nigeria’s Call Obey To Serve Our Fatherland With Love and Strength and Faith.

God bless you and God bless Nigeria.

Alabi, on her Instagram, shared a press release saying she is grateful for everyone who has reached out to her. She wrote as its caption:

Dear Family and Friends, thanks for all your calls and support over the last 24 hours, it’s truly been overwhelming and humbling. Unfortunately the poster is not real and I will not be running for office. Thank you and let’s all focus on building a better future for Nigeria by being actively engaged in the democratic process.

See the post and photo below:

Photo Credit: biolaalabi, @sholaolusola


  1. Biker Chic

    December 19, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    This is what it should be but, unfortunately, all dem social media warriors will not leave their houses on election day.

    • Iq

      December 20, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Debola and his ubiquitous red cap will not see these ones to represent and support.


  2. Sue

    December 20, 2017 at 7:29 am

    There’s a young vibrant party, for hardworking, young, integrity filled people, tested and tried….. please support and join

  3. mulikat

    December 20, 2017 at 7:34 am

    this what naija need ,young,educated, new names and new faces,to rule and bring good things to naija.not same old men and women and same names in ruleing class since days when white people rune and names since first amry take over, we need everything young, new and educated people not political appiontment, my father is this and that.look we are in 2017,no light,security, religion war,no jobs, no good roads e.t.c

  4. mulikat

    December 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    not same old men ruleing naija since i was born, am getting to 50 very soon ,still want to come back many time to be ledear,God

  5. bea

    December 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Dear Fela,

    In case you read this, that epistle was too long for a response to a fictitious poster. Chances are half the people will not read that lengthy article. Reaction to this sort of news will most likely be is it rue or false? Give them the info and briefly articulate your position or reiterate your liberation message.

    Next time debunk it within the first few lines to discourage such danger in future.

    Dont play politics or Cicero with stuff like this otherwise next you will here Dangote or Otedola supported your fake campaign with N500m.

  6. bea

    December 20, 2017 at 8:23 am

    MOREover I like you a lot but talkers don’t make good politician globally. you cant survive the game. just focus on your calling.

    • vee

      December 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      yet all the people we have voted have been ‘talkers’ infact, obvious liars

  7. omomo

    December 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

    thats what we hear till people get into office ..all the “younger” governors how far with them??

  8. Deleke

    December 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Big big grammar, pls get on the campaign trail and turn Nigeria around. As leaders of tomorrow, our tomorrow has finally come, these old fools are beginning to drop off

  9. mimimi

    December 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    So forgive me for being paranoid but this is a classic strategy for testing the market.. It works every time. Once the idea is pushed out there, even if it’s not an immediate plan, people then start to push it, the parties then supposedly respond to the people’s call. Let’s be watching.

  10. LemmeRant

    December 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Please be realistic and pick a running mate from another tribe.

  11. Kunle

    December 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    They are deceiving you with their good wishes. They won’t leave their houses to vote on election day. There are some who are just interested in your money.

  12. Coly

    December 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm


  13. Seriously

    December 21, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Fela Durotoye is a breathe of fresh air. Nigeria, let’s do it. No APC, No PDP

  14. Abimbolaoluwa

    December 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    For a sec, I was excited about the possibility of Fela Durotoye running for the no 1 office. You already have my unwavering support if/when you decide to contest. I believe Nigeria can be great again, God bless Nigeria!

  15. aderinokun bamidele

    December 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    too long a response to a fictitious poster! if really interested, give it a try.

  16. Gideon Ojo

    January 15, 2018 at 2:12 am

    As i see your vision and blue print for Nigeria i will support you from my end here IF it is path way to my dear country out of this present situation

  17. onorhiere

    February 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    All sides and done you’re still my president came 2019 Mr fela durotoye I’m seat to place all I have work for in this 30 years of my live land money property ecc. to see you there….god bless Nigerian my country…. Frome Germany.

  18. Chidi Edike

    March 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Nice writing and thanks everyone, but nothing will change until we all go get our PVCs and support him…

  19. Mary

    April 22, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Women will curb corruption group has seem a woman as your VP.
    And we love you love

    We will support you fully

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