Oby Ezekwesili
Oby Ezekwesili, Photo Credit: Premium Times

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has been endorsed by a former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, for the 2019 general elections.

According to the ex-Malawian leader, Ezekwesili “possesses the ability to fight corruption,” adding that Nigeria needed a leader like her.

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A statement by the Director of Special Projects for “Hope 2019”, the campaign organ of Ezekwesili, Hajiya Aisha Yesufu, quoted Banda, President of Malawi between April 7, 2012, and May 31, 2014, as saying Ezekwesili’s advice saved her from corruption allegations.

She said that Ezekwesili’s international exposure, transparent and accountable skills would help the growth of Nigeria.

Banda said, “While fighting corruption during my presidency in 2013, Oby Ezekwesili advised me to protect myself with a forensic audit, which the United Kingdom supported. I am forever grateful for this transparent, accountable daughter of Africa; a servant leader pushing #Nigeria #Hope2019.”

In her response, Ezekwesili assured Nigerians that she would put effective structures in place to fight corruption.

She said that defeating corruption in Nigeria would ease job creation and boost the economy.

The ACPN female presidential candidate also assured the citizens that her tenure as president would end the attitude of using political positions for personal gains.