Recent news reaching us holds that the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)has recently withdrawn its support for their presidential aspirant,Oby Ezekwesili,to support the second term bid of president Muhammadu Buhari of the (APC) party.
The party openly declared in a statement on Friday,their full support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) is withdrawing support for her Mrs Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential aspiration and endorsing the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria to the next level,”
The sudden decision was allegedly promoted by Oby Ezekwesili’s recent decision to withdraw from the presidential election.
Mrs Oby Ezekwesili in a statement released by her campaign organisation stated her decision for the sudden withdrawal was to form a coalition to defeat the PDP and APC in the coming election.she further added that her decision was personally taken despite her party’s resistance.
However,the ACPN in a press statement released to the media on Thursday during a press briefing in Abuja,stated that her actions were taken without the party’s consultation.
“This she does not seeing fit to inform the party whose mandate she is holding,” the party stated
The party further accused Mrs Ngozi Ezekwesili of using the platform to negotiate herself as being the next Nigeria’s Finance Minister.
“I have been put into confidence by one of her aide named lyinoluwa Aboyeji that she only wanted to use the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) to negotiate to be Nigeria’s finance minister.”
The party further accused Mrs Ezekwesili of opening several accounts in the Party’s name without prior knowledge of the party.the party urged her to peacefully return all properties and donation received which the party’s secretary,Mr Paul Isamade disclosed as a total sum of $5000 and 35 million realised from local donations.Mr Paul further added that Mrs Ezekwesili had earlier accepted to have spent a total sum of 29 million so far with her campaign organisation.
Mrs Ezekwesili reacting to the accusations stated that she would in due time submit a detailed list of her total campaign expenses.