Anger, disappointment trail Oby Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

A lot of emotions have trailed the announcement of the withdrawal of the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria , Oby Ezekwesili , from the presidential race on Thursday.

Her announcement came barely weeks to the presidential election scheduled to hold on February 16 .

Ezekwesili said , her action was as a result of consultation with Nigerians both at home and abroad, who were clamouring for a coalition candidate to face the two main parties , the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party .

She said, “ Following the reactions of Nigerian citizens at home and abroad to the 2019 Presidential Debate held on Saturday 19 January 2019 , and after extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over the past few days ,

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 . This coalition for a viable alternative has now more than ever before become an urgent mission for and on behalf of the citizenry .

“ Over the past three months , I have been in private extended talks with other candidates to make a coalition possible that would allow Nigerians to exercise choice without feeling helplessly saddled with the #APCPDP .

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. ”
Some social media users expressed anger, disappointment , quiet acceptance in the aftermath of her decision . There were also others who praised her decision . For more updates keep it locked to also you can follow @official_raydollar on Instagram

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