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INEC rejects Oby Ezekwesili’s Withdrawal



INEC rejects Oby Ezekwesili's Withdrawal | BellaNaija

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected Oby Ezekwesili‘s withdrawal from the 2019 presidential race.

It is too late for any candidate to withdraw, INEC has said, as it is only 3 weeks away from the presidential elections, The Cable reports.

Ezekwesili had withdrawn from the race on Thursday morning, saying she’s ready to join a coalition.

Her withdrawal had forced her party, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), to denounce her and endorse President Muhammadu Buhari for a 2nd term.

INEC has said the deadline for withdrawal has long passed.

It is impossible for any presidential candidate to withdraw from the race now. According to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 General Elections, the last day for withdrawal by candidates or replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties was 17th November, 2018 for Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

The deadline for Ezekwesili or any candidate in that category to withdraw or be replaced has passed.


  1. Jane

    January 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    only in Nigeria!! you lie oby! you must contest!!

  2. Tincan

    January 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Okay, this is a surprise. How do you withdraw your candidacy without checking if that’s a viable option? What are we missing?

  3. Falz

    January 24, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    This is not done in any country, let him continue to what he agree

  4. Falz

    January 24, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    This is not done in any country

  5. UM

    January 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Nigerian politics is just shady. She’s ready to join Coalition after months of talking tough

  6. ObyEzy-Fan

    January 24, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Yes, please she should not withdraw. Common Oby you are not a quitter, go for it, please, please, please, we love you.

    INEC please say a BIG “NO, NO” TO HER WITHDRAWAL 🙂 Thank you!

  7. FLeur

    January 25, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Sister Oby, what has God asked you to do? THat is what will happen without hindrance. GO and seek his face so that you can hear him clearly.

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