Former Nigeria Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has confirmed that she rejected the offer to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s vice president during the 2011 general elections.

The senior pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, earlier this week revealed that current vice-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Oby Ezekwesili, Jimi Agbaje, current Minister of Trade and Industry, Niyi Adebayo, were among those approached to be Buhari’s running mate.

Ezekwesili has now claimed she did not “waste a moment in saying no” although she did not give reasons for making such decision.

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?

“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.”


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