By Etse Kassim, Abuja
Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, says she is ready to campaign against candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.
Ezekwesili, who made this known in a string of tweets on her twitter’s handle on Thursday, said the two parties have failed to meet the yearnings of Nigerians, even as she described the two leading parties as two faces of same coin.
She decried the subtle launch of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election bid at a time the nation is witnessing avoidable killings in several parts of the country.
She said : “Of all days that APC and its stalwarts could assault our sensibilities with announcement of launch of 2019 re-election bid for President .@MBuhari , they chose yesterday!
“Same day that citizens were traumatised by the images of butchered bodies of our fellow citizens? Enough!!
“Whether many other citizens feel the way one feels about our political status quo does not matter. Standing up for what I believe is what one was raised to epitomize.”
While saying that it was a shame to witness APC towing the same leadership style of PDP, Ezekwesili said she would not be deterred in waging political war against the two parties in the 2019 election no matter the cost.
“It is sickening to watch the repetition of similar pattern of bad behaviour by our political class.
“My individual effort to campaign against APC and PDP in the 2019 elections may not amount to much, but it is at least a definite expression of my personal conviction.
“I shall actively campaign against APC and PDP in the 2019 Elections except in rare cases where they field new minds with strong record of public Interest.
“I am committed to this political agenda because we must disrupt and end the political and governance stagnation and retrogression that our cyclical low equilibrium political Russian Roulette has cost our country and people.
“It is that neither APC nor its twin brother (yes, how does 6 differ from half a dozen?) PDP should win the 2019 State and Federal legislative and executive elections. I am totally committed to this Agenda,” she said.