Dr Oby Ezekwesili, former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, has refuted reports that her presidential ambition was a plan to secure a ministerial position.
Her words, “One of the laughable moments of the past week was hearing allegations that my presidential candidacy was a scheme to negotiate for a ministerial role.
“This is the height of political comedy, I must say, and a plot by desperate politicians to slander my integrity and reputation in the country.
“Since I resigned as a cabinet minister in 2007, it is known that I have declined offers by different governments to serve as a minister again.
“Why would I then go through the pains of launching a presidential campaign to negotiate for a role I last occupied twelve years ago and have thrice rejected since after.
“I want you all fellow Nigerians to know that those allegations are alien to my character and pedigree as a person.”
“Those who supported my candidacy are most likely those who share my dreams and vision for a new Nigeria.
“Our mission to uproot the decadent APC and PDP political class and replace them with new order leadership is worth fighting for.”
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