Presidential candidate of the Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday resigned as member and leader of the Red Card Movement (RCM).
The group announced the development on Friday through its Twitter handle, @RedCardMng.
”Our Convener, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has stepped aside from the membership & leadership of the RCM. This follows her decision to participate in the political process – contesting for the position of the Nigerian President. The new Co-chairs are Dr Tony Akabuno & Nkiruka Omorotionmwan.
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”We, therefore, urge all RCM members, to stay engaged and resist any narrative that the choice for 2019 elections is between Incompetence and Corruption. Nigeria deserves better and we must all stay committed to birthing the New Nigeria of our dream.
”The RCM is a well-grounded citizens’ Movement with a well-defined vision and mission. It will continue to execute its agreed mandate by mobilising citizens, to collectively strengthen our democracy.” the tweet said.
Ezekwesili had in October declared her intention to run for president on the platform of ACPN.
The Red Card Movement, convened in January by Ezekwesili, describes itself as “an independent and apolitical movement with the primary objective to end the persistent and cyclical problem of poor leadership and bad governance in Nigeria.”
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