'Yes, I Rejected An Offer To Be Buhari's Running Mate In 2011' - Oby Ezekwesili Opens Up
Ezekwesili has said that she wasted no time turning down Buhari’s offer.
Former Education Minister and ex-Vice President of the World Bank (Africa division), Obiageli Ezekwesili says she rejected the offer to run as President Buhari's running mate during the 2011 presidential election.
Ezekwesili who is very critical of the Buhari administration disclosed this via her Twitter handle on Tuesday, November 17 revealing that she wasted no time turning down Buhari’s offer.
She tweeted: ''Many People: Please tell us, is it true you actually rejected the offer to be Vice Presidential Candidate to Buhari as Pastor Bakare @T_Bakare said?
Me: Yes it is true. Any more questions?"
''I laughed at the many messages people sent me upon reading @T_Bakare ‘s factual statement that I rejected running as VP with @MBuhari in 2011.
''I did not waste a moment in saying No.
''It is why I have always pitied those who spend their years lying against me.
Tunde Bakare who is the Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church had narrated how he became Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 election on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
According to Bakare, it was Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who convinced him to run on the same ticket with Buhari.