Despite the rising threats and unrest on citizens of Nigerians in South Africa which led to the Nigerian government and some African leaders pulling out of the World Economic Forum holding in South Africa, Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of finance, presidential aspirant for the February 2019 General election and the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, went ahead to attend which led to much criticisms against her from Nigerians.
She disclosed her reasons for being present at the forum during the panel question and answer, that her presence was to make sure the South African government should not be nonchalant over the killing of his country people as well as other Africans.
She further said on her official twitter handle, “My Life Vision is to always stand for the weaker. This is a role I play within & without Nigeria.”
Oby Ezekwesili tweeted:
“Those of you who take delight in making ‘Politics’ of our Citizens’ Lives can carry on with your usual trade.”
“I stand strong on doing the things one can do to safeguard lives.”
“Citizens’ Lives are too sacred & important for me to be drawn into your latest’ playground’. Never.”