Dr Oby Ezekwesili, former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria , has debunked allegations that her ambition was a scheme to negotiate for a ministerial position .
Ezwkwesili made the denial at a press conference in Abuja on Monday , saying that she ran a promising campaign for the good of the country and all citizens.
According to her , the allegations were made up by desperate politicians to slander her integrity and good track record in the country .
“One of the laughable moments of the past week was hearing allegations that my presidential candidacy was a scheme to negotiate for a ministerial role .
“ This is the height of political comedy , I must say , and a plot by desperate politicians to slander my integrity and reputation in the country.
“ Since I resigned as a cabinet minister in 2007, it is known that I have declined offers by different governments to serve as a minister again .
“ Why would I then go through the pains of launching a presidential campaign to negotiate for a role I last occupied twelve years ago and have thrice rejected since after .
“ I want you all fellow Nigerians to know that those allegations are alien to my character and pedigree as a person , ” she said .
The former ACPN presidential candidate also denied the allegations that she raised and looted campaign donations meant for the presidential race and described it as morally bankrupt politics .
However , Ezwkwesili urged those who intended to vote for her , instead to cast their votes for the consensus candidate that would emerge from coalition of credible alternatives in the coming days .
“Those who supported my candidacy are most likely those who share my dreams and vision for a new Nigeria.
“ Our mission to uproot the decadent APC and PDP political class and replace them with new order leadership is worth fighting for, ” she said