Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from presidential race but INEC says no, it’s too late.

Oby withdrew from the 2019 Nigeria presidential race early Thursday morning stating her reason, as “I want to give ways to coalitions that are going against the APC and PDP”. 

This coalition for a viable alternative has now more than ever before become an urgent mission for and on behalf of the citizenry.

Over the past three months, I have been in private extended talks with other candidates to make a coalition possible that would allow Nigerians to exercise choice without feeling helplessly saddled with the #APCPDP. “ – Oby Ezekwesili

However, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, said November 17 was the last date for withdrawal, according to Section 35 of the electoral act. 

As a result, Oby Ezekwesili is forced to stay in the race. 

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