Oby Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili has selected the chairman of the party, Ganiyu Galadima as her running mate.

Galadima had contested for the 2015 election and coming fourth, with 40,311 votes.

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Speaking on why she chose Galadima as her running mate, Ezekwesili described him as a gentleman of character.

She said: “I am very delighted that my vice-presidential candidate, my colleague, the one that will embark on this very important fight for Naija, are you ready to fight for Naija?

“That I have a rugged grassroot fighter as the person who will supplement the things that I know. He will teach me how to be a consummate politician.

“Alhaji Abdulganiyu Galadima is definitely known for the work he has done at the grassroot level.

“As someone who started a strong career in local government, he is the kind of person I need, for us to lift 80 million people out of poverty.

“If we need competence, we can buy it; if we need capacity, we can buy it, but there is one thing we cannot buy, and that is character.

“For me, this gentleman represents that character.”