Oby Ezekwesili has declared her intention to ‘run for, and win, the 2019 presidential election’ under ACPN.
In her words :
“I want to run for, and win, the 2019 presidential election to serve and put the citizens first by mobilizing and taking decisive actions on a number of big ideas that will help all of us build an exceptional nation.”
Aspirants for the 2019 Presidential elections are :
Mohammadu Buhari (APC)
Atiku Abubakar, (PDP)
Oby Ezekwesili, (ACPN)
Fela Durotoye (ANN)
Donald Duke, (SDP)
Kingsley Moghalu 55 (YPP)
Obiageli Ezekwesili ( 28 april 1963) popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili is a Nigerian chartered accountant from Anambra state. She is married to Pastor Nedu Ezekwesili of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG). She was a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo .
Since then, she served as the Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division from May 2007 to May 2012, she was replaced by Makhtar Diop.
She holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the
University of Lagos, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the
Kennedy School of Government , Harvard University . She trained with the firm of
Deloitte and Touche and qualified as a
chartered accountant .