Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has stepped down from the 2019 presidential race.
She announced her withdrawal on her verified Twitter handle on Thursday morning.
She wrote: “Following the reactions of Nigerian citizens at home and abroad to the 2019 Presidential Debate held on Saturday 19 January 2019, and after extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over the past few days I have decided to step down from the presidential race and focus on helping to build a Coalition for a viable alternative to the #APCPDP in the 2019 general elections.
“This coalition for a viable alternative has now more than ever before become an urgent mission for and on behalf of the citizenry.
“Over the past three months, I have been in private extended talks with other candidates to make a coalition possible that would allow Nigerians to exercise choice without feeling helplessly saddled with the #APCPDP.”