Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili has officially resigned from the party. Her resignation comes barely a week after she withdrew from the presidential race.
At a world press conference today, Ezekwesili who was a former minister of education, said she has returned ACPN membership card and all other items in her possession to the party.
Recall that shortly after her withdrawal from the race, the ACPN announced their support for President Buhari and accused her of using them to seek political relevance.
At the press conference, Ezekwesili said she was not surprised that the ACPN endorsed Buhari.
Their actions last week did not surprise me one bit. My relationship with the ACPN became problematic once they faced the reality of my modest financial means that I had transparently disclosed to them from the beginning. Their mistake was that they harboured two wrong assumptions about me.
First, they assumed that I was one of those who served in government and had a stash of looted public funds hidden somewhere to expend on the elections. When they realized that was not the case, they made a second wrong assumption by believing that I would be willing to go and obtain foreign cash to prosecute my campaign.’’ he said