2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Oby Ezekwesili Picks Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima As Running Mate.

Ezekwesili & her running mate, Galadima.
Former Vice President of the World Bank and Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has picked the National chairman and former Presidential candidate of the party in the 2015 election, Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima, as her running mate.


According to her campaign organisation, “Hope ’19”, Mrs. Ezekwesili announced Mr. Galadima during the unveiling of her manifesto on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State, saying that the selection of Mr. Galadima, a businessman, would bring to the ACPN ticket an experience at grassroots politics at the local, state and national levels, describing him as a man of integrity, with principles and selfless politics aligned with hers and her vision for the country.

“His experience, she says, compliments my incomparable competence and capacity when it comes to socio-economic and governance issues and like me, Alhaji Galadima has shown a long-standing commitment to the fight to rescue our nation by standing with people of integrity, refusing to join questionable alliances and coalitions led and bankrolled by ruling parties in this election and in that of 2015, where he ultimately emerged as the fourth most popular candidate across the nation.

“Together, by the grace of God, we will work closely, selflessly and as a team to fight for every Nigerian person, family, community, ward or state, and rescue our country from the clutches of an irresponsible political class, lifting 80+ million Nigerians out of poverty and unlock prosperity for every citizen,” she said.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Galadima assured Dr. Oby Ezekwesili of his loyalty and promised to work with her towards getting people’s mandate in the 2019 general elections.

Describing himself as a grassroots politician, Alhaji Galadima said that he would join the presidential candidate to travel across the country to mobilise support.

Born on the 11th of June 1964, Mr. Galadima is a community leader and former Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN.

He studied Public Administration at the Kwara State Polytechnic, where he also later served as a member of the institution’s Governing Council, a businessman who is chairman of major business boards. He has private sector and corporate governance experience with a market-focused enterprise, friendly government vision,” the statement said.