Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Oby Ezekwesili has officially resigned from the party.
This was disclosed in a press conference organized by Ezekwesili in Abuja on Monday.
Ezekwesili whose resignation comes barely a week after she withdrew from the presidential race said she has returned ACPN membership card and all other items in her possession to the party.
She revealed that she made this move because the party was more fixated on Money than Votes.
Recall that after her withdrawal from the race, the ACPN announced their support for President Muhammadu Buhari and accused her of using them to seek political relevance.
On this recent move by the party, the former Minister of Education said, “Their actions last week did not surprise me one bit. My relationship with the ACPN became problematic once they faced the reality of my modest financial means that I had transparently disclosed to them from the beginning. Their mistake was that they harboured two wrong assumptions about me.
“First, they assumed that I was one of those who served in government and had a stash of looted public funds hidden somewhere to expend on the elections.
“When they realized that was not the case, they made a second wrong assumption by believing that I would be willing to go and obtain foreign cash to prosecute my campaign.’’ she said