Ex-Minister and Bring Back Our Girls Founder to Run for President

Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, served in Nigeria's government between 2000 and 2007, first as minerals minister and later education minister. She is a co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls movement campaigning for the release of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. She will be the first prominent woman to challenge an incumbent president.

Oby Ezekwesili is Running for President in 2019

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