A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday, relinquished her position as the leader of the Red Card Movement, RCM, to pave way for her to fully participate in the 2019 presidential elections.
Recall that Mrs Ezekwesili is vying for the presidency under the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN.
Disclosing the development, the group via its twitter handle, said: ”Our Convener, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has stepped aside from the membership & leadership of the RCM.
“This follows her decision to participate in the political process – contesting for the position of the Nigerian President. The new Co-chairs are Dr Tony Akabuno & Nkiruka Omorotionmwan.
”We, therefore, urge all RCM members, to stay engaged and resist any narrative that the choice for 2019 elections is between Incompetence and Corruption.
“Nigeria deserves better and we must all stay committed to birthing the New Nigeria of our dream.
”The RCM is a well-grounded citizens’ Movement with a well-defined vision and mission. It will continue to execute its agreed mandate by mobilising citizens, to collectively strengthen our democracy.” the tweet said.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the Red Card Movement, convened by Mrs Ezekwesili, is “an independent and apolitical movement with the primary objective to end the persistent and cyclical problem of poor leadership and bad governance in Nigeria.”