Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili, as the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN.
Fani-Kayode said Ezekwesili never stood a chance to win even a polling boot, let alone win a ward or one local government area.
In a post on his Facebook, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain said the former Minister of Education was a “spoiler candidates” with “malevolent errand of mischief.”
He also called on Kingsley Mogahalu to also step down and endorse the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “Oby Ezekwesile has finally opted out of a presidential race in which she had little chance of winning even one per cent of the votes.
“It would have been easier for a pregnant Somalian chimpanzee or a four-eyed Zambian frog to be invited to Buckingham Palace for lunch with the Queen than for this so-called “presidential aspirant” to win one polling booth, let alone one ward or one Local Government Area, in the race.
“The fact that Oby’s running mate, one Galadima, and her political party endorsed Buhari three hours after she opted out of the race speaks volumes.
“She, Fola Durotoye and Omoyele Sowore were clearly spoiler candidates who were on a malevolent errand of mischief, who were never to be taken seriously and whose hearts secretly lay with the tyrant all along.
“I have no doubt that those who claim that Oby and the other “not too young to run” presidential aspirants, with the possible exception of Kingsley Moghalu, were just a front for Buhari and a futile attempt to take votes away from Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.
“The wisdom of Atiku refusing to participate in a debate with these unconciable jokers and desperate pretenders cannot be faulted or questioned.
“They did not deserve the attention that they so desperately sought and their motives for participating in the presidential race are, to say the least, questionable.
“The only one amongst them that had anything meaningful to say or to offer and that spoke from the heart and with full sincerity of purpose was George Moghalu. This is a deeply courageous man that I have come to respect.
“Nevertheless I urge him to opt out of the race and throw his weight behind Atiku. This is not Kingsly’s time but something tells me that sometime in the distant future he has a date with destiny.”