Former Minister of Education and co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has unveiled her political plans for the year 2018 and her political agenda for ahead of the 2019 general elections.
She has vowed to spend 2018 building the political conscioisness of Nigerians to booth out candidates of the All Progressives Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “except in rare cases where they field new minds with strong record of public interest”.
She described APC and PDP as twin brothers, womdering “how does six differ from half a dozen?”.
In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, the former Vice President of World Bank’s Africa division, said 2018 is the Year of the Office of the Citizen “when all citizens lift their red card”.
Her words: “I am committed to this Political Agenda because WE must disrupt and END the Political and Governance STAGNATION & RETROGRESSION that our cyclical Low Equilibrium Political Russian Roulette has cost our country and people.
“Enough is REALLY Enough.
“I tweeted at the end of 2017 that one will commit significant part of my 2018 to building the Political Consciousness of citizens to END the reign of the status quo Decadent Political Class. This for me is the #YearOfTheOfficeOfTheCitizen when all Citizens lift their RED CARD.
“My Political Agenda is SIMPLE.
“I shall ACTIVELY campaign against APC and PDP in the 2019 Elections EXCEPT in rare cases where they field NEW MINDS with STRONG RECORD of Public Interest.
“I shall ACTIVELY campaign FOR the BEST CANDIDATES of all OTHER PARTIES in the Elections.
“My individual effort to CAMPAIGN AGAINST APC and PDP in the 2019 Elections may not amount to much, but it is at least a DEFINITE EXPRESSION of my personal CONVICTION.
“My CONVICTION is that it is TIME to END the tyranny of rulership of a WICKED minority Political elite class.
“Whether many other citizens feel the way one feels about our Political status quo does not matter. STANDING UP for what I believe is what one was raised to epitomize.
“It is sickening to watch the repetition of SIMILAR PATTERN of BAD BEHAVIOR by our Political Class. Enough!!”
Ezekwesili also faulted the recent declaration of President Buhari’s re-election campaign plans at the same time many Nigerians were slaughtered in Benue, Kaduna, Rivers, Borno and several other communities across the country.
She said: “Of all days that APC and its stalwarts could ASSAULT our sensibilities with announcement of launch of 2019 re-election bid for President .@MBuhari , they chose yesterday!
“Same day that Citizens were TRAUMATIZED by the images of BUTCHERED BODIES of our fellow citizens? Enough!!
“I hope that my Political Agenda for 2018 is CLEAR ENOUGH to the twin parties of APC & PDP and their allies. It is the Agenda of an ordinary citizen of this country.
“Mock it. Attack it. Disdain it. Do whatever. YET IT SHALL PREVAIL.
“Why? The UNIVERSE IS TIRED OF YOU“.
Ezekwesili, a chartered accountant, was a co-founder of global anti-corruption body, Transparency International, were she served as one of the pioneer directors.
She once served as Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals before moving to the Ministry of Education during the second-term of the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.