On Thursday morning, Oby Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal from 2019 presidential race saying she has opted to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election.
Her decision, as expected, is generating mixed reactions among Nigerians and while many applaud her decision others feel she has just dashed the hopes of Nigeria having a female president at this time.
Oby Ezekwesili bows out of Presidential Race, Madam Oby has just destroyed the hopes of Nigeria having a female president 😥😥😥
— Suzzette (@queensuzzette) January 24, 2019
Oby Ezekwesili has stepped down to help build a single coalition against the incumbents. My next preferred candidate is Kingsley Moghalu, and if all other 3rd force presidential candidates consolidate around one person, it can become significant enough to shake the status quo.
— Mark Essien (@markessien) January 24, 2019
Madam Oby thank you for making me lose 250k from @Stalyf and another 50k from @YemieFASH
But on the other hand, I have a newfound respect for both men. They warned me and predicted Oby Ezekwesili stepping down. They saw this coming pic.twitter.com/h9ored3ZG6
— Life Outreach Global 🌍 (@TheLifeOutreach) January 24, 2019
ACPN Candidate, Dr Oby Ezekwesili , aka Madam Oby, aka Madam due process steps down from Presidential race and to form a coalition to fight the dominance of APC and PDP.
That's how Atiku would have wasted his time debating these people that aren't even sure of themselves. 🙄
— Simeon (@simmeonii) January 24, 2019
Oby Ezekwesili moved from referee to player. She has now turned herself into a manger.
All in the space of 3 months.
— Ugonnia (@AustinYugo) January 24, 2019
The truth is that Oby Ezekwesili has no electoral value, she can't even win her local government. Infact, Kingsley Moghalu, Oby, Sowore and Fela can only defeat PDP & APC in a debate not on ballot
— Your Village People (@Onyema_Donald) January 24, 2019
Oby Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of ACPN, has chickened out.
After watching The mammoth crowd that continues to receive Mr. Integrity across the nation, she has pulled out of the Presidential Race, letting her followers down.@MBuhari will never let us down. pic.twitter.com/EXzphsYxFy
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) January 24, 2019
Madam Oby Ezekwesili trending, If you don't know why, here is the highlight 👇👇👇👇
Commentator: I think she thought that was the finish line 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/K6nhr1JOpj
— Royal-Tee (@ObajemuJnr) January 24, 2019