“Why I Pulled Out Of Presidential Race” – Ezekwesili Speaks Out

Internal wrangling occurred yesterday in the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (APCN) leading to the withdrawal of the party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, from the race. But the party leadership accused her of using the platform to negotiate for a ministerial position, threatening to drag her to court if she refused to return campaign donations made to her as its presidential candidate. Ezekwesili became the ACPN presidential candidate last year and had been campaigning since then, including participating in last week’s presidential debate. She announced her withdrawal from the…

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