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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…

Ezekwesili Apologises For Quitting Presidential Race

The former presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that nothing in the two major political parties is appealing to any patriotic Nigerian, while also apologising to her supporters for letting them down. . Ezekwesili , at a world press conference today, asked her supporters not to be heartbroken by her decision to quit the presidential race. She asked them not to lose faith in the…

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…

Fani-Kayode Bombs Ezekwesili, ‘You Had No Chance Of Winning 1% Of Votes’

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has lampooned Dr Oby Ezekwesili, saying there was little chance of her winning “one per cent of the votes” in the 2019 presidential election even if she had not backed out of the race. Fani-Kayode was reacting to Ezekwesili’s announcement on Thursday morning that she was withdrawing from the race in order to champion a “broad coalition for a viable alternative” that will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Allied Congress Party…

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...

2019: Moghalu To Lead Coalition To Challenge Buhari, Atiku As Durotoye Hints At Quitting

All may now be set for the emergence of a coalition that will produce a consensus candidate that will challenge the two leading candidates in the 2019 presidential election. Few moments after Dr Oby Ezekwesili announced her decision to quit the 2019 presidential race, another presidential candidate, Mr Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), announced his readiness to also withdraw from the race. Ezekwesili, whose withdrawal from the 2019 race on Thursday took many by surprise, hinged her decision on the…

Presidency Reacts As Ezekwesili Quits 2019 Presidential Race

The presidency has reacted to Oby Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from the 2019 presidential election. Ezekwesili, a candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), on Thursday, said her withdrawal is to help build a coalition against the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. “This decision followed extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over the past few days. I deem it necessary for me to focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to…

Ezekwesili Under Fire For ‘Taking 169m Donations’ Then Quitting 2019 Race

Nigerians have reacted to the withdrawal of the only female candidate in the presidential election, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili from the 2019 race. The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN candidate in a statement issued by her spokesperson, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said her withdrawal is to help build a coalition against the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 16, 2019 election. In reaction, Nigerians knocked the female candidate for receiving no less than N169 million…

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…
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