We Raised N48.9m, $17,645, £200 For My Campaign – Ezekwesili



Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has retired her campaign funds, accounting for “every penny” spent.

The former vice-president of the World
Bank, in a detailed breakdown of income and expenditure, said the
campaign raised N48,957,416.00, $ 17,645.00, and £200, from October 1,
2018 to February 2, 2019.

She also revealed that her campaign
spent over N12 million on travels, N10.6 million on media and publicity,
and another N15.3 million on “campaign mobilisation fees, meeting and
logistics costs.”

In total, her campaign, according to TheCable,
spent N46,521,806.19 in running its activities for the 2019 presidential
campaign, which was aborted about a month to the eventual poll.

spokesperson of the Obiageli Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign
Organisation, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said via a press statement that she
withdrew from the race to build a veritable coalition.

decision followed extensive consultations with leaders from various
walks of life across the country over the past few days. I deem it
necessary for me to focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to
ensure a viable alternative to the APC and PDP in the forthcoming
elections,” Ubabukoh had said.

The ACPN, on the other hand, said
the former minister of education, and former vice-president of the World
Bank, was only seeking to be finance minister — and never took her
campaign seriously.

“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,” Ganiyu Galadima, Ezekwesili’s running mate and ACPN
chairman, said.

Ezekwesili said she regrets joining the party, adding that she thought they shared the same values she holds dearly.

After her exit, the party went on to endorse incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Source:- Thisdaylive



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