*A president that looks the other way while his friends and cronies suffocate and strangle our country”
The presidential candidate of the registered political parties in the country, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has indicted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for shielding corrupt individuals.
The presidential candidate stated this in Lagos yesterday while delivering a speech titled, ‘To those who say we cannot win: Unveiling the Oby Ezekwesili Roadmap to 2019’ in Lagos.
Her words: “There is no shadow of doubt. President Buhari is the most parochial, most nepotistic and most partisan president that Nigeria has ever seen. This president talks about fighting grand corruption. Please, please, give me a break! Can corruption fight corruption? Does he think we cannot see? A president that looks the other way while his friends and cronies suffocate and strangle our country?”
Delivering her speech before an elated crowd, Ezekwesili called on Nigerians to support her candidacy saying she “is one of the very small tribe of Nigerians who have served in government but who have no allegation of corruption against them. I don’t mean court case o. I mean allegation. Zero, none.”
The former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa has as a campaign cornerstone the lifting of over 80 millions of Nigerians out of poverty into progress and prosperity.
Among other several accomplishments, Ezekwesili is a graduate of the University of Lagos and Harvard University. She is a former Minister of Education as well as Solid Minerals during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.