‘Too late a call’ — reactions trail Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race



Following her withdrawal from the presidential race, Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has got Nigerians talking.

Her decision to withdraw and focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to face the #APCPDP in the forthcoming elections has been met with diverse reactions on social media.

Here’s what Nigerians are saying on Twitter.

VICKI OSAS@thesocio_media

And there we were thinking Oby Ezekwesili was Nigeria's Hillary clinton and then boom she withdraws from the race. smh

Madam oby never took this presidential race serious anyways, so it's no breaking news.

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8:43 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Octopus@PelumiK

Oby Ezekwesili's decision to step down is very interesting. I doubt the 3rd force can win this election, but hey, never say never. I do think that joining forces with the other candidates will give them some publicity and help them glean insights from 2019's election outcome

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8:51 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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ELSiEiSY Blog@elsieisyblog

Oby Ezekwesili's step down is too late a call, she should have done it it since.

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8:43 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Febuhari Is Sacrosanct@degemstone69

Madam "Oby Ezekwesili" realized that winning election is beyond speaking big big grammar. You need a structure to function properly in politics. According to @Mr_JAGs philosophy; Politics is local.

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8:43 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Remi@Ceorhemz

Third force without a party chairman, any party agent in most states, with just Twitter membership without PVC, without any poster, without any representation in 80% of the wards & LGAs. Their target is the south west & south east. We know who Oby Ezekwesili is working for

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8:42 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Neolock holmes@neotastic

I would love to meet Madam Oby Ezekwesili in person just to shake her and say 'thank you ma'am'. She's the hero Nigeria deserves.

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8:50 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Oluwafisayomi@ojofisayoolaoye

"Oby Ezekwesili" drop his presidential ambition? with all her ranting in the #2019Debate anyway am still expecting more of them to show their true colour

8:42 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Abbasìn@abbassalihu247

Madam oby ezekwesili steps aside... Reminds me of the days we watch football is football show houses as when a certain team is loosing and it fans starts checking out B4 d end of d match hence the song "them don dey run, one by one" #NextLevel #saibaba

8:52 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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abu dooshima@AbuDooshima

The co-founder of Transparency International and former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili opting out of the presidential race is a smart move.

Politics in Nigeria is for the rich. If you are a good candidate and you don’t have the resources, you can’t beat either APC or PDP.

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8:41 AM - Jan 24, 2019 · Abuja, Nigeria

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| #Happy2019 |@LifeOfOneX

If madam Oby Ezekwesili is going to form a coalition to provide 'alternative' to this #APCPDP thing then 2019 election is not it... Except there's a viable northern candidate to lead the supposed coalition. This election is already turn ugly and we don't need it to be more ugly.

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8:40 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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King in the North@BuchiIzuchuks

There is nothing special about Oby Ezekwesili stepping down from the race. It is both a renewed attempt to force a coalition and a truth to self that she cannot win the election. Having presided over the PACT affair, she should not have attempted to contest in the first place.

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8:45 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu@Chukwu_emekah

I respect Oby Ezekwesili's descision. Coalition for 2023 starts now not 2019.

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8:56 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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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...


Rotimi Adebayo@RotimiAdebayo9

It would have been a great idea for Madam Oby Ezekwesili to leave her hat in the ring, refuse to step down, and actually contest the February 16 Presidential election against PMB. It would have been a good way to know how popular and acceptable Madam is.

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8:55 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Olawale@tbasejones

This Oby Ezekwesili is not ready i swear.

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8:53 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Emeka D. Azubuike@zubidavies

This Oby Ezekwesili's step down, the coalition, the APCPDP, the timing (after the debate) and much more means more than meets the eye.

Even her debate approach was like she was lecturing and we know she can get more violent than that.

We are here.

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8:51 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Davidson™@Dahveydson

But was Oby Ezekwesili ever in the race? was there a time anybody thought that she would get up to a million votes?

8:49 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Chinenyenwa@chi_nenyenwa

How intelligent Oby Ezekwesili is amazes me. She has super brains; The brain that should rule this country. I hope all other candidates take a cue from this and come together. They'll be formidable.

8:49 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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Francis@Frances_warlord

Women outnumber men yet they can't rally support for Oby Ezekwesili .

8:48 AM - Jan 24, 2019

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