The withdrawal of the Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) for the 2019 presidential race, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has been rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC said inline with the Electoral Act, which stipulates that a candidate would only withdraw from the race no less that 45 days to the date of elections.
The presidential election is slated for February 16,2019 meaning that the commission has 23 days to conduct the poll.
Mrs. Ezekwesili withdrawal from the race was contained in a statement issued on Thursday morning.
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