The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reveal that November 17 was the last date for withdrawal.
Therefore, it is too late for any candidate to withdraw from contesting any position in the upcoming elections.
The chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, made this known via a statement.
It is impossible for any presidential candidate to withdraw from the race now.
The deadline for Ezekwesili or any candidate in that category to withdraw or be replaced has passed.the statement reads..
However, the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 General Elections, noted that the last day for withdrawal by candidates or replacement of withdrawn candidates by political parties was 17th November 2018 for Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
Recall that Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal on Thursday, saying she wanted to give room for a coalition against candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).