Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank is hoping to be the first female president Nigeria ever had.

To help actualize her dream, Ezekwesili has officially joined the race to run for the number position in Federal Republic of Nigeria and she would be doing that on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).

Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she is joining the presidential race to make a difference and bring hope to Nigerians.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this nomination for the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” she said.

“I start by expressing my thanks to the leadership and members of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), for your belief and whole-hearted response to my vision for Nigeria, which has brought us here together today.

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“To the love of my life, Pastor Chinedu Ezekwesili, to our children… I would not be taking this historical step, without the consensus of my family, you have been my support and inspiration.”

The 55-year-old co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, went on to say that this has been the toughest decision of her life.

“I have taken some really difficult decisions in my 55 years on this earth, but I want to say to you, that choosing this challenge to run for president of our great nation is the toughest decision that I have ever had to make.

“I believe that every generation faces its defining moment, and for us, this is our defining moment.”


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