The presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and some other Nigerians have criticised Oby Ezekwesili, the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), for meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, one of Nigeria’s former military rulers.
“PHOTOSPEAK: Our dear Oby Ezekwesili wants to stop corruption and mis-governance in Nigeria but then holds a secret session with The Godfather Of corruption and bad governance, IBB. Nigerians, Oby creatively coined BUTIKU. I love it! But this single visit is “OBYTIKU”. Go figure!”
PHOTOSPEAK: Our dear @obyzeks wants to stop corruption and mis-governance in Nigeria but then holds a secret session with The Godfather Of corruption and bad governance, IBB. Nigerians, Oby creatively coined BUTIKU. I love it! But this single visit is “OBYTIKU” . Go figure! pic.twitter.com/7aDjbqPlKD
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) November 5, 2018
Mrs Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, had been a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and previous governments in the country for being corrupt.
Just last week, the co-convener of #BringbackOurGirls Group, the body campaigning against the kidnap of 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in April 2014 lambasted Mr Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for “wasting time on WAEC certificate when Nigeria is facing a fiscal emergency.”
On Monday as reported by STARC ODED News, Mrs Ezekwesili tweeted that she met with Mr Babangida to discuss how Nigeria must be taken out of the clutches of the old order in 2019.
I had a very candid conversation with former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida in Minna after my speech on Human Capital Development at El Amin School yesterday. I made it clear that Nigeria must be taken out of the clutches of the Old Order. This is our mission.#Fight4Naija pic.twitter.com/y7MPV7F5VS
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) November 5, 2018
Other Nigerians also criticised Mrs Ezekwesili while reacting to the picture showing her and Mr Babangida.
Enefola .V. Levi said: “Eyaaaaaah! Obi is the Mama of all scams, this single act has destroyed whatever credibility is left of her unpopular ambition.”