Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) presidential candidate, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has picked the party’s chairman, Alhaji Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima, as her running mate.
Her campaign organisation, Hope ’19, said she announced Galadima, who was a former presidential candidate of the party, as her running mate when she unveiled her manifesto on Wednesday in Ilorin.
Ezekwesili said Galadima’s choice would bring to the ticket an experience at grassroots politics at the local, state and national levels.
According to her, Galadima is a man of integrity who has principles, and plays selfless politics, which aligns with hers and her vision for the country.
She said, “This experience complements my incomparable competence and capacity when it comes to socio-economic and governance issues.
“Like me, Alhaji Galadima has shown a long-standing commitment to the fight to rescue our nation by standing with people of integrity.
“He refused to join questionable alliances and coalitions led and bankrolled by ruling parties in this election and in that of 2015, where he ultimately emerged as the fourth most popular candidate across the nation.
“Together, by the grace of God, we will work closely, selflessly and as a team to fight for every Nigerian person, family, community, ward or state, and rescue our country from the clutches of an irresponsible political class.
“Together we will lift 80+ million Nigerians out of poverty and unlock prosperity for every citizen.”
Galadima said in his acceptance speech, that as a grassroots politician, he would join the presidential candidate to transverse length and width of the country to mobilise support.
He promised to be loyal, adding that he was going to work with Ezekwesili towards getting people’s mandate in the 2019 general elections.