ACPN in a swift reaction, has accused Obiageli Ezekwesili of double dealing.
The ACPN National Chairman, Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima, who doubles as the Vice Presidential Candidate for the February16 election at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja, said the party was withdrawing support for Ezekwesili and endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
“The reason for calling this news conference is to let the world know about the Presidential aspiration of Oby Ezekwesili which in actual fact is not true.
“I have been put to confidence by one of her Aides, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji that she only wanted to use the ACPN platform to negotiate for appointment as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance.
“Unfortunately, she does not deem it fit to inform the party, whose mandate she is holding.
“If you observe, Ezekwesili is the only Presidential Candidate who has been so militant without tangible thing on ground to indicate seriousness in the prosecution of her campaign,” he said.
Galadima noted that Ezekwesili had no Campaign Secretariat, billboards or commitment on ground to indicate her seriousness.
He alleged that rather than show commitment, Ezekwesili had been going round the world collecting money on behalf of the party and opening several accounts in the party’s name.
Galadima said the Candidate took such action without the consent of the party’s leadership.
He said Ezekwesili must return whatever money she collected from people on behalf of the party, because whatever was given to her belonged to the party..
Ezekwesili, a Chartered Accountant from Anambra, is a former Minister of Education and a human right activist.
Before now she had been engaged in the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign geared toward safe return of kidnapped Chibok school girls.
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