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2019 election: Mixed reactions trail Oby Ezekwesili’s declaration for presidency

It is no longer News that Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili has declared her intention to run for president in 2019.

She made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday, adding that she’s running under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).

She wrote:

My friends who have fully assumed their role as #OfficeOfTheCitizen, what started as my being aggrieved with the despair and despondency across the country, and the failure of governance by the #APCPDP has now become an urgent national movement.

I have spent the past few weeks engaged across the country and internationally and I have fully persuaded myself, by myself, that the one thing I hate more than politics is politicians who believe they are untouchable by citizens because of power and money.

This is why, today, in response to the candidates of the #APCPDP, I have officially declared my candidacy to run as a citizen, alongside you and other citizens, for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019. Our message is HOPE. Our hashtag is #Hope2019.

To show that we mean business, especially as we have already started building a multi-million-person national grassroots organisation across the 36 states of Nigeria, I am announcing not as an aspirant, but as a candidate running under the flag of the ACPN (@ACPNHOPE).

Our party primaries held today, and I have humbly accepted the nomination.

Here are some mixed reactions as gathered online:

@Owoditi “If its not Oby Ezekwesili then its Donald duke, these are viable option come 2019.. Enough of all the Old Legs.”

@Agorasblog “She is a joke. Oby Ezekwesili can’t win. All her activism boils down to: be seen criticising and rubbish possible opponents and present thyself as the intelligent saviour messiah president. She should not be taken seriously. She is a stooge of corrupt, hopeless and useless cabal.”

@TheJonathanian “Nevertheless, truth be told, my sister Oby Ezekwesili will make a fantastic President. I mean, you can neither fault her credentials nor discount her achievements.”

@Kayodeajiga “The time is not ripe yet for a female president in Nigeria and this I’m sure you’re very aware of.Probably the goodies with public office you once enjoyed is the attraction.

Though a female president would done us more good than harm because 95% of them do things with emotions.”

@Seyi_ “Why is Oby Ezekwesili doing this tho? I want to know her reasons. Because she doesn’t have a decent shot at this.”

@Tosinadeda “Don’t say you don’t have candidates in 2019, be responsible and vote. Oby Ezekwesili just joined the race.”

@Iamwilsons “So the whole Red Card to PDP & APC movement was because of this?

@Makispoke “In a perfect world, people like Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and similar characters would be chosen without much question to lead Nigeria into a brighter future. Unfortunately our world isn’t perfect, so this fight, in practical terms, is down to Atiku vs Buhari.”

@MeritNigeria “beautiful! We need people like this to come in. With the entrance of Ezekwesili and Moghalu, the Nigerian political space is getting better.”

@Shogeshola “Knew madam was up to some sinister motives, when she was doing her (bring our girls back campaign.). She is a good presidential material, but she should had waited till 2023 when it is the turn of Southerner to be the President. Out of most Igbos politicians, she tower above.”

@Hamdriller “At least, Nigerians can’t say Ezekwesili didn’t try.Her declaration is her little contribution or attempt at sacrifice, to steer Nigeria in the right direction.”

Source: kemifilani.ng

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