Oby Ezekwesili joins presidential race, vows to unseat Buhari


Former minister of education and co-founder of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has declared the party under which she would be contesting the 2019 Presidency to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ezekwesili formally declared her intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Saturday.

Ezekwesili on Sunday emerged the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria.

The party’s chairman, Ganiu Galadima, disclosed this during the 2018 national convention of the party at Alexis hotel, Abuja, on Sunday.

Mr Galadima said his party was here to give hope to all Nigerians and Mrs Ezekwesili was the best among current presidential candidates.

“We appreciate Mrs Ezekwesili for pitching her tent with the party and we have resolved to work with her,” he said.

Ezekwesili, a former vice president of the World Bank, is best known for leading the movement that has been demanding freedom for all girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terror group.