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Ezekwesili’s party endorses Buhari, asks her to return donations

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The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 election.
National Chairman of the party, Gani Galadima disclosed this on Thursday at a news conference following the withdrawal of Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, the party’s Presidential candidate from the race.
He said Ezekwesili did not inform the party of her decision to withdraw from the presidential race.
Galadima who maintained that Ezekwesili was not seriousness in her campaign, alleged that she only wanted to use the party platform to negotiate for appointment as finance minister.
“The reason for calling this press conference is to let the world know about the presidential aspiration of Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, which in actual fact, is not the truth.
“I have been put into confidence by one of her aide named Iyinoluwa Aboyeji that she only wanted to use the platform of the ACPN to negotiate to be Nigeria’s finance minister.
“She does not deem fit to inform the party whose mandate she is holding. If you observe, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili is the only presidential candidate who was so militant in her campaign without any tangible thing on ground to indicate any seriousness in the prosecution of her campaign.
“No campaign secretariat, billboard or great commitment on ground to indicate any seriousness.
“It is on this ground that the ACPN is withdrawing support for her presidential aspiration and endorsing the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria to the next level” the party chairman said.
He urged Ezekwesili to return all the donations made to the party from all over the world, saying that the party would have to account to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the donations.
Galadima also hinted that the party may drag her to court, saying, “she was just using us to play”.
Galadima further alleged that the fee for the party’s expression of interest and nomination form is N10.5 million, but Ezekwesili only paid N100,000.

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