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Oby Ezekwesili Picks Ex-Presidential Candidate, Ganiyu Galadima, As Running Mate

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The Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has chosen Ganiyu Galadima has her running mate for the 2019 elections.

The former minister made this revelation while speaking at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday.

She stated that Galadima was the kind of grassroot politician that would help fulfill her mission of lifting 80 million people out of poverty.

Galadima, who is the national chairman of the ACPN, contested the 2015 presidential election, where he garnered 40,311 votes to clinch the fourth position after the All Progressive Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari, People Democratic Party’s (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and Adebayo Ayeni of the African Peoples Alliance.

Speaking about her choice of a grassroot politician, Ezekwesili said Galadima will teach her to be a consummate politician.

“I am very delighted that my vice-presidential candidate, my colleague, the one that will embark on this very important fight for Naija, are you ready to fight for Naija?

“That I have a rugged grassroot fighter as the person who will supplement the things that I know. He will teach me how to be a consummate politician.

“Alhaji Abdulganiyu Galadima is definitely known for the work he has done at the grassroot level. As someone who started a strong career in local government, he is the kind of person I need, for us to lift 80 million people out of poverty.

“If we need competence, we can buy it; if we need capacity, we can buy it, but there is one thing we cannot buy, and that is character. For me, this gentleman represents that character.”

According to the Cable Oby said Galadima has been in politics for so long but has refused to be assimilated into the politics of failure, maintaining his character in politics.


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