The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has said that former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, owes 190 million Nigerians an apology and serious explanation, on her real intention for joining a Presidential race that she knew she had no capacity and intention to see through.
It also commended her former party, the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, for endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in Office, after its Candidate bowed out of the February 16, 2019 contest.
The BMO, said in a statement signed by Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, which was sent to Post-Nigeria, that Ezekwesili’s failed Presidential bid, is a clear indication that she is an inconsistent person, with little or no capacity to understand Nigerian politics.
“We are not surprised that she has opted out of the race, because it was clearly out of her depth as a pseudo-Activist, and opportunist without real political clout and pedigree. Just like her former party acknowledged, the short-lived stint she had as a Presidential Candidate, showed that she had nothing substantial to offer or contribute to political discourse, beyond online rants and thoughtless invective.
“And because some of these invective are often retweeted or liked by some of her 836,000 Twitter followers, she began to delude herself as an alternative to a President that has a track record of integrity, consistency in patriotism, honesty, and performance, to prove his status as a true Statesman and Leader.
“Her forays into the real world of politics on the streets, even saw Nigerians chanting Sai Buhari, during one of her rare campaign outings.
“So, it would be ideal for Ezekwesili to take a second look at the situation and throw her weight behind the President’s re-election bid, rather than embarking on another hopeless exercise of building a coalition against President Buhari, that so far failed woefully.”
On ACPN’s decision to adopt President Buhari as its Presidential Candidate, the BMO described it as a realisation of the values represented by the President, and his efforts at putting the country firmly on the path to greatness.
It added that the party Leaders, including Ezekwesili’s erstwhile running mate, Ganiyu Galadima, have through their action, shown that there is still honour among members of the political class in our great country.
The group said: “The party knows that there is no viable alternative to a President, that has in only three and half years, turned Nigeria into a large construction site, after completing dozens of infrastructure project that were fraudulently abandoned by previous governments with impunity
“We do not take this endorsement lightly, as ACPN Leaders could have offered to trade off their support for the type of filthy lucre that some portfolio political parties, under a shadowy coalition got by endorsing a Presidential Candidate that is not getting favourable support from even his home State of Adamawa, let alone from across the country.”
The BMO stated further, that it was particularly elated that Galadima, who is also the party’s National Chairman, said that himself and his colleagues are joining the President to take the country to the next level, and assured them that they would not be disappointed.
The pro-Buhari group, also urged undecided Nigerians, to take a cue from the ACPN, and reject plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stage a return to power at the centre, and get another chance to create economic mess and social chaos among the people.