Ezekwesili: My Former Party Thought I Had Looted Funds

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili


Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili has accused her party of harboring wrong assumptions about her.

The former Education minister made the accusation at a press conference she held with newsmen on Monday.

Recall that Ezekwesili, about a week ago, withdrew from the presidential race in order to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressive Congress and the peoples Democratic Party in the election.


At the world press conference, Ezekwesili said the ACPN thought she had looted funds stashed somewhere, and also thought she will borrow foreign cash to prosecute her campaign.

She said, “Their actions last week did not surprise me one bit. My relationship with the ACPN became problematic once they faced the reality of my modest financial means that I had transparently disclosed to them from the beginning. Their mistake was that they harboured two wrong assumptions about me.

“First, they assumed that I was one of those who served in government and had a stash of looted public funds hidden somewhere to expend on the elections. When they realized that was not the case, they made a second wrong assumption by believing that I would be willing to go and obtain foreign cash to prosecute my campaign.”


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