2019: Duke, Ezekwesili, Sowore Urged To Join Atiku To Defeat Buhari
Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, former Minister of Education and presidential candidate under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, who is also a presidential candidate under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has been urged to join forces with the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to defeat the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
An elder statesman and one of the leaders of Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organization, Chief Femi Okurounmu, stated this in an exclusive interview with The Sun.
According to him, “Duke, Ezekwesili and others are just attention seekers. They should forget 2019. They are going nowhere. They should not waste their time.”
“My advice to Duke, Ezekwesili and others is that they should not waste votes. They should all come together and join Atiku to defeat Buhari. If Duke and Ezekwesili insist on contesting the presidential elections, they will be helping Buhari because the votes from their supporters which they should have asked them to give Atiku will be wasted.
“Duke and Ezekwesili should join hands with PDP to defeat Buhari and APC. The idea of a coalition being mooted by some political parties is a good one. They should all come together to chase out Buhari from office. None of these smaller political parties including ADC can defeat Buhari and APC on their own,” he added.