Just In: Ezekwesili Withdraws From Presidential Race

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The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria Dr Oby Ezekwesili Thursday withdrew from the race to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari from Aso Villa, her campaign spokesman Ozioma Obabukoh.

“I have decided to step down from the presidential race and focus on helping to build a Coalition for a viable alternative to the #APCPDP in the 2019 general elections,” Ezekwesili said on Thursday morning.

Ezekwesili, a former World Bank vice president for Africa, was one of the bright sparks in a presidential campaign that has seen the two leading political parties – ruling All Progressives Congress and People’s Democratic Party – regurgitate tired talking points.