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BREAKING: Oby Ezekwesili steps down from Presidential Race

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili has stepped down from her presidential ambition.

Ezekwesili said her decision to step down followed the reactions of Nigerian citizens at home and abroad to the 2019 Presidential Debate held on Saturday, 19 January, 2019, and that after extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over the past few days, she had decided to step down from the presidential race and focus on helping to build a coalition for a viable alternative to the APC/PDP in the 2019 general elections.

“In doing so, I have not hesitated to offer my willingness to step down my candidacy in order to facilitate the emergence of a strong and viable alternative behind which Nigerians can line up in our collective search for a new beginning,” she said.
“We have no right to allow citizens give in to despair. We will fight together, and prove to all that the mess that has now become the political class will not be allowed to destroy our spirits and the nation.
“We are also determined to ensure that the message keeps resonating that our beloved country deserves better, and that if we are to get the best that we deserve, we must fight for it,” she said.
“2019 begins another 20 year cycle, and together with all Nigerians of good will, I stand ready to play my part to ensure that we do not miss this opportunity to sing a new song. We have no more time to waste. Let’s get to work,” she added.

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