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Ezekwesili’s Group Endorses Atiku For President

Following the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid by the Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili’s Red Card Movement (RCM) has adopted Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its candidate for the February 16 presidential election. The development is coming few weeks after Ezekwesili announced that she was stepping down from her presidential race. The former Minister of Education was running for the presidency under the umbrella of the ACPN before quitting the race. The decision to quit the…

Ezekwesili: My Former Party Thought I Had Looted Funds

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…

Oby Ezekwesili Knocks Her Party, ACPN For Endorsing Buhari

The former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has blasted her party over its endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. In a statement she personally signed, Ezekwesili said the move was “their classic political entrepreneurship in full display for Nigerians to see.” She also described as false, allegations that she was using its platform to negotiate a ministerial position in the next political dispensation. Ezekwesili said she…

You’re Still In Presidential Race- INEC Tells Ezekwesili

Following the withdrawal of Dr Oby Ezekwesili, flag bearer of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) from the Presidential race, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the move. INEC said it was acting on the electoral act which stipulates that a candidate would only withdraw from the race no less than 45 days to the date of elections. THE WHISTLER had earlier reported that Oby Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal from the 2019 Presidential race. This is a developing story...

BREAKING: Oby Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race

Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has withdrawn from the presidential race. A statement by the spokesperson of the Obiageli Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said the presidential candidate will devote her time “to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election” It is still unclear who the former minister of Education will support, but she had previously tried to…

Ezekwesili Promises To Provide Stable Power If Elected

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs Oby Ezekwesili has pledged to provide stable electricity in the country if voted into power. Speaking during her presidential campaign in Abuja, Ezekwesili said that previous government’s failure to implement the 2005 Electricity Power Reform Act, was the reason the power sector failed. She said, “With an Oby Ezekwesili as the President of this country, the Electricity Power Act will be fully implemented. The next thing you will…

I’ll Make Nigeria Africa’s Most Innovative Economy – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Ezekwesili, has notified Nigerians of her plans in the new year, one of which is to make Nigeria’s economy the most innovative in the entire Africa as soon as she emerges President. In a press statement on Tuesday, she said that if well-managed, Nigeria’s economy would outshine that of its contemporaries in Africa. The ACPN presidential candidate said that this was achievable through the creation of a special fund for science and technology and…

ASUU: ‘There Wont Be Strike If I’m President’ – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has assured Nigerians that if she emerges president, her government will transform the educational sector. She made the statement in reaction to the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Universities Union (ASUU). Ezekwesili said that her government will convert the budgetary allocations to universities to grants in order to keep students in school and avoid strike actions. She explained that there was a…

Nigeria Politicians Uninterested In Reforms, Ezekwesili Laments

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has accused Nigeria’s political class of lack of commitment in supporting people-oriented reforms. She made the claim while speaking at the Chatham House, London, on Tuesday. Ezekwesili said that government was a mere means of livelihood for many people in the nation's political class. The ACPN presidential candidate said that the “time is now for the political class to chart a way forward.” She said, "The single…

I’ll Support Lesbian, Gay Rights If Elected President – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has promised to support the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community if voted as Nigeria’s president in 2019. Ekewesili made this known while delivering a speech on Monday at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, otherwise known as Chatham House, in the United Kingdom. The APCN candidate, who is a former Vice-President of the World Bank Africa division, made the revelation while fielding a…
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