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Ezekwesili: My political agenda in 2018 is to work against APC and PDP
Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, says her political agenda for 2018 is clear and it is to work against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ezekwesili, who is also the Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement campaigning for the release of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, said working against the two parties is the “agenda of an ordinary citizen of this country”.
“I hope that my Political Agenda for 2018 is CLEAR ENOUGH to the twin parties of APC & PDP and their allies. It is the Agenda of an ordinary citizen of this country. Mock it. Attack it. Disdain it. Do whatever. YET IT SHALL PREVAIL. Why? The UNIVERSE IS TIRED OF YOU,” she said in a string of tweets on Twitter.
She lamented that both APC and PDP had failed to meet the yearnings of Nigerians, describing them as two faces of same coin.
Ezekwesili also berated the subtle launch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid at a time the nation is witnessing avoidable killings in several parts of the country.
She said: “Of all days that APC and its stalwarts could assault our sensibilities with announcement of launch of 2019 re-election bid for President @MBuhari, they chose yesterday!
“Same day that citizens were traumatised by the images of butchered bodies of our fellow citizens? Enough!!
“Whether many other citizens feel the way one feels about our political status quo does not matter. Standing up for what I believe is what one was raised to epitomize.”
While saying that it is a shame to see APC tow the same leadership style of PDP, Ezekwesili said she would not be deterred in waging political war against the two parties in the 2019 election, irrespective of the cost.
“It is sickening to watch the repetition of similar pattern of bad behaviour by our political class,” she said.
“My individual effort to campaign against APC and PDP in the 2019 elections may not amount to much, but it is at least a definite expression of my personal conviction.
“I shall actively campaign against APC and PDP in the 2019 Elections except in rare cases where they field new minds with strong record of public Interest.
“I am committed to this Political Agenda because we must disrupt and end the Political and Governance stagnation and retrogression that our cyclical Low Equilibrium Political Russian Roulette has cost our country and people.
“It is that neither APC nor its twin brother (yes, how does 6 differ from half a dozen?) PDP should win the 2019 State and Federal legislative and executive elections. I am totally committed to this agenda.”