Nigeria News, ACPN Ezekwesili, Obiageli Ezekwesili
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Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Obiageli Ezekwesili has said the party picked her because they thought she had looted funds.

Ezekwesili, Concise News reported, had stepped aside as the ACPN flagbearer with the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) dismissing her decision.

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And speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, the former Education Minister said the party got angry with her when they found out she had no funds.

“You all saw how they demonstrated their preferred brand of politics by endorsing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a classic somersault,” she said.

“Deceptive politics of transactions at its worst! God forbade that I should be in any way participate in such.

“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.”

According to her, “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.”