Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organization, has urged the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili to team up with Buhari.
Keyamo made the call while reacting to the decision of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, to reject Ezekwesili and support Buhari’s re-election bid.
Ezekwesili had earlier today stepped aside from the presidential race to help build a coalition that would defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 16, 2019 election
She explained that her decision to withdraw from the race followed extensive discussions with Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora and an examination of the country’s electoral environment sequel to the 2019 presidential debate of Saturday, January 19, 2019.
But reacting to her decision, ACPN lambasted Ezekwesili for allegedly using its platform to negotiate a ministerial position in the next political dispensation.
However, Keyamo commended ACPN for opting to support Buhari’s re-election bid.
In a tweet, Keyamo wrote: “Thanks, ACPN, for seeing the light we saw long ago. We beseech the respected Oby Ezekwesili to join hands now with PMB. The coalition we need in Nigeria is a coalition against corruption, not a coalition against any political party. PMB is already leading the pack against corruption.”