The Red Card Movement has taken to its Twitter handle, @RedCardMng, to announce that its convener, a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has on Thursday, resigned from her position as leader of the group.
The new leaders (co-chairs) are Dr Tony Akabuno and Nkiruka Omorotionmwan.
A statement released by the group read: ”Our Convener, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has stepped aside from the membership & leadership of the RCM. This follows her decision to participate in the political process – contesting for the position of the Nigerian President. The new Co-chairs are Dr Tony Akabuno & Nkiruka Omorotionmwan.
”We, therefore, urge all RCM members, to stay engaged and resist any narrative that the choice for 2019 elections is between Incompetence and Corruption. Nigeria deserves better and we must all stay committed to birthing the New Nigeria of our dream.
”The RCM is a well-grounded citizens’ Movement with a well-defined vision and mission. It will continue to execute its agreed mandate by mobilising citizens, to collectively strengthen our democracy.” the tweet said.
The Red Card Movement describes itself as “an independent and apolitical movement with the primary objective to end the persistent and cyclical problem of poor leadership and bad governance in Nigeria.”
It was convened by Mrs Ezekwesili in January by issuing a red card to the political parties that formed the current and previous governments within which exist most of the ruling political class.