UPDATE: INEC TURNS DOWN EZEKWESILI’S WITHDRAWAL FROM 2019 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

The withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) for the 2019 presidential race has been rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to INEC, there is is an electoral act which stipulates that a candidate would only withdraw from the race no less that 45 days to the date of elections, The Sun reports.

Recall that Continentour.com.ng had earlier reported that Oby Ezekwesili 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.

According to her, the decision was taken following calls 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.

Meanwhile, Continentour.com.ng had also reported that hours after the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Oby Ezekwesili withdrew from the 2019 race, the party also withdrew its support for her.

Consequently, the party, declared its support for President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Also, in a related development, Continentour.com.ng had also reported that the presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye was planning to step down from the presidential race.

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