Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili yesterday said she was in the presidential race to rescue Nigeria from the current socio-economic and security challenges and incompetent leaders.
The presidential candidate who argued that the country is where it is today because of incompetent leaders, said she has the competency and capacity to solve Nigeria’s complex challenges which according to her included socio-economic and security challenges.
The ACPN presidential candidate spoke to journalists shortly after addressing women, youths, school children and people living with disabilities as she flagged off her presidential campaign in Kaduna.
She said Nigeria had no reason whatsoever to be a failed state and that it was high time for people of good conscience to rescue her from leaders that lack focus.
The presidential candidate added that she was in the race to save Nigeria from being led by incompetent leaders noting that she was the candidate with competence and capacity to solve the complex problems facing the country for too long.
She insisted that Nigeria lacks quality leadership and it was time to save the country by voting her as the next President.
“When you are tired of mediocrity, the only person who you can think of is Oby Ezekwesili who is offering herself to lead and rescue,” she said.
“We have lacked quality leadership in Nigeria for too long. It doesn’t matter that all those that have governed us are men. It doesn’t make any difference in quality of life of Nigerian person.
“I am that candidate with competence and capacity to solve the complex problems that seem to have eluded us for so long. We cannot afford to have many more millions of Nigerians to join more than 87 million that are already poor.
“When you are tired of mediocrity, the only person you can think of is Oby Ezekwesili who is offering herself to lead. I have always been known in this society as one who has a strong voice for the fact that Nigeria can be better than it is now. Nigeria has no reason to be a failure and that is why I am running in this election.
“What I need is that, this society must be mobilised immediately to see how we can come out of the whole failure and incompetency they have thrown us into.”
On security, she said if elected, she would have zero tolerance for those causing crisis in the country. “We will send signal to those that have been coming to our country to kill our people. Our government today act as if we are a weak country. Those people will get a signal that a new Sheriff is in town,” she added.
On economy, she said her government would run a private sector driven economy as practiced in other climes. “We will run an economy that is well deregulated where private sector that suppose to be leading will lead. We will make sure that competitiveness and productivity is the hallmark of our private sector,” she declared.