Ezekwesili has announced her withdrawal from the 2019 presidential election race.
The candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) announced her decision on Thursday, January 24.
She said her decision was taken following call from Nigerians and those abroad for her to do so.
Ezekwesili said she would now focus on a coalition to help defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to her, the coalition for a viable alternative has become an urgent mission.
She said she is willing to step down so as to facilitate the emergence of a strong and viable alternative.
Ezekwesili said the mess that has now become the political class will not be allowed to destroy the nation.
She said if the people are to get the best they deserve, they must have to fight for it.
Recall that Pastor Tunde Bakare, the presiding pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, urged presidential candidates to look beyond the 2019 elections and place the interest of the nation above their political interests.
Bakare, who is also the convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), gave the advice in Lagos on Sunday, January 20, while delivering the 2019 state of the nation address in his church.
Continentour.com.ng gathers that he urged all the candidates not to see the 2019 election as a do-or-die affair or consider winning it as the only means of impacting positively on nation-building and good governance.
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