Oby Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has withdrawn from the February 16 Presidential election.
In a statement released early on Thursday morning, Mrs. Ezekwesili said that she stepped down from the election, to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the election.
Confirming the report, an Aide to Ezekwesili, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said: “Yes, she has withdrawn. It is true. You can run with it”. he said.
A close Associate of Mrs. Ezekwesili, Aisha Yusufu, also confirmed her withdrawal from the Presidential race.