Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili political party, the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has endorsed Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress candidate for the February election and accused her of deceiving Nigerians.
This comes minutes after she said she was withdrawing from the presidential race which was announced by Mr. Ozioma Ubabukoh, her spokesperson on Thursday.
She said her decision was to enable her the ample time to form a coalition that will ensure the main political parties, People Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress are defeated in the February election.
A decision her party has since rejected accusing her of insincerity.
Mr. Gani Galadima, the national chairman of the party, speaking to newsmen on Thursday at Abuja, the Nigeria capital, accused Oby of trying to use the party platform to negotiate for a ministerial position, using presidential candidate as a cover.
“The reason for calling this press conference is to let the world know about the presidential aspiration of Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, which in actual fact, is not the truth. I have been put into confidence by one of her aide named Iyinoluwa Aboyeji that she only wanted to use the platform of the ACPN to negotiate to be Nigeria’s finance minister,” he said.
“This she does not deem fit to inform the party whose mandate she is holding. If you observe, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili is the only presidential candidate who was so militant in her campaign without any tangible thing on ground to indicate any seriousness in the prosecution of her campaign.
Galadima said it is most unfortunate that Oby did not let the party know she was pulling out, we only read about her decision to withdraw on papers.
She accused her of owning the party the sum of N10 million.
The party form was sold for N10.5 million but she only offered N100,000.
He has since asked her to bring the remaining balance and return all the party properties in her possession.