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2019 Polls: Ezekwesili picks Galadima as running mate



Oby Ezekwwsili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has chosen Alhaji Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima as her running mate for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.

This was disclosed by Ezekwesili on Wednesday at Ilorin, Kwara State, where she revealed and read out her manifesto.

Also, DAILYPOST reports that she published a statement through her campaign organisation, stating her reasons for picking Galadima as her running mate.

The statement reads: “He is businessman, an effective administrator, a political leader, a seasoned community builder and political leader born on the 11th of June 1964.

“Galadima has dedicated a significant portion of his life serving Nigeria through people-centered politics at the grassroots level – from the ward to the state and at the national levels.

“He studied Law and Public Administration at the Kwara State Polytechnic, where he also served as a member of its governing council.

“As a businessman who is chairman of major business boards, he has private sector and corporate governance experience with a market-focused, enterprise, friendly government vision.

“Galadima brings to the Hope2019 ticket an invaluable experience at grassroots politics at the state, local government and national levels. 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, including refusing 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; lifting 80+ million Nigerians out of poverty and unlocking prosperity for every citizen”.

TALKNOW gathered that Galadima was the former presidential candidate of the ACPN, in 2015, and presently the chairman of the party, before his appointment, on Wednesday.

Recall that Ezekwesili’s candidacy has recently been endorsed by two former Presidents, Joyce Banda of Malawi and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.

Ezekwesili had declared her intention to run for President on the platform of the ACPN, in October 2018.




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