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Oby Ezekwesili: Running Against Corruption

Since her entry into active politics, Oby Ezekwesili has become one of Nigeria’s mouthpiece.

Unlike the characteristic nature of Nigerian public office holders of going into oblivion after serving, Ezekwesili has remained undaunted in ensuring that Nigeria is the country she dreams of.

From her times as Madam Due Process because of her radical and transparent approach to eradicating all forms of damaging practices in the government procurement process to giving counsels that is used in different countries administrations to tackle corruption, there is no doubt that the former vice president of the World Bank for Africa is ready for the role as the country’s first position.

With her campaign running, she says she never had an interest in politics…”But I had to get to the place where listening to the political class say to us that we have to choose the lesser of two evils got me infuriated,” she told Guardian Life.

Speaking on the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign, a committed cause she is known for, she tells Guardian Life her experience including her one-man march.

“This is a Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari where the primacy of the human life has been completely devalued…life is cheapened,” she says.

Ezekwesili is also miffed by the spate of violence across the country and a biased anti-graft war.
She is very much convinced that she represents millions of Nigerians who are disenchanted by years of failure of the current and past administrations.

Grab a copy of the Guardian Life tomorrow as she takes us on a journey through her family, principles and plans for her country, Nigeria.

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