Following the withdrawal of fierce rights activist Oby Ezekwesili from the presidential race, Cyber Reporters take a look the life of an advocate who is bent on taking Nigeria from the domination of the PDP and the APC.
The rights activist Obi Ezekwesili says she is ready and willing to join forces to oust the present government and dominance of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
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According to the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ advocate, her decision to step down is borne out of advice and consultations from families and friends.
She has vowed to join a coalition which will bring about a stronger candidate and help defeat both the APC and the PDP.
Here are 9 things you do not know about Oby Ezekwesili
1. She is 55 years, born on 28 April, 1963
2. She is a chartered accountant, from Anambra State
3. Ezekwesili holds a master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos
4. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.
5. In June 2005, she was appointed Minister of Solid Minerals (Mines and Steel)
6. In June 2006, Ezekwesili was appointed the Federal Minister of Education
7. In March 2007, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz announced the appointment of Ezekwesili as Vice-President for the Africa Region starting on 1 May 2007
8. She is the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group
9. She was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2014