Thursday, January 24, 2019

Oby Ezekwesili's Party Has Now Backed Buhari

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has withdrawn its support for its presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili.

The party declared its support for President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) is withdrawing support for her presidentia| aspiration and endorsing the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria to the next level,” the party said in a statement today.

The ACPN was reacting to a decision this morning by Mrs Ezekwesili to withdraw from the presidential election.

ACPN in a press statement also said her action was taken without consulting the party.

The party also accused Mrs Ezekwesili of using it as a platform to negotiate to be Nigeria’s finance minister.

The statement was signed by Gani Galadima, its national chairman and running mate of Mrs Ezekwesili; Paul Isamade; National Secretary; and other officials.

The party also accused Mrs Ezekwesili of opening several accounts in the name of the party and her campaign without the knowledge of the party. It urged her to return all properties and donation received.

When asked if the party had an idea how much she got, the secretary of the party, Paul Isamade, revealed she admitted to the party about a month ago that she got $5000 and N35 million from local donations.

He also said she opened up to have spent N29 million so far.

Mrs Ezekwesili had said in her Thursday morning statement that she would provide details of her campaign expenses.