Speaking at a public presentation of the book entitled "Strategic Intervention in Governance" written by Pastor Tunde Bakare in Lagos, Ezekwesili decried the situation where people voted for those they knew little about.
In her speech entitled "Reflections on Nigeria," the former education minister said no matter how good the President might be, he cannot develop the country alone.
She said that legislators are akin to the development of any nation.
"I am sure many Nigerians voted along party lines for the legislators rather than based on individual merit in the National Assembly election,'" she said.
Ezekwesili said it is time for Nigerians to stand up and make demands of those in power as that is the only way to make a difference.
The nationwide House of Assembly election is scheduled for April 11.