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Ezekwesili Speaks On Why She Joined 2019 Presidential Race



The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, says her party is fighting for the soul of Nigeria.

She stated this during an appearance on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast show on Channels Television.

“(2019) elections are going to be tough and brutal, but we are going to give it everything that we have because we are fighting for the soul of Nigerian,“Nigeria is being led by people who cannot think big”, she said.

Ezekwesili who is also a former Minister of Education and co-founder of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement explained that the nation’s political class do not care about the masses.

She decried the high rate of poverty in Africa’s most populous country, blaming politicians whom she also claimed do not care about the plights of Nigerians. The former minister called on the citizens to join her movement, vowing that the aim was to create a new nation.

She stated further: “There is a strong apartheid out there for a new nation. We are going to get a new nation, we are going to walk the street, we are going to walk everywhere.“We are going to do what it takes. We know that even the divine is tired of seeing Nigeria fail. We are running to win. I am not running because I am Oby Ezekwesili, we are running.”

Her comment follows her emergence as the presidential flagbearer of ACPN after the party’s national convention which was held in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Ezekwesili explained that she joined the presidential race because the All Progressives Congres (APC) and  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had failed in governance.

She also stated that the message of her party (ACPN) and her campaign is that of hope with the hashtag #Hope2019.

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