The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, said she had the capability to rescue Nigeria from her current socio-economic and security woes.
The presidential candidate stated that Nigeria’s socio-economic and security challenges are not unconnected to incompetent leadership.
Ezekwesili spoke to journalists in Kaduna on Thursday while inaugurating her presidential campaign in the state. This was after she addressed women, youths, schoolchildren and people living with disabilities in the state.
She restated that it was time for people of good conscience to rescue the nation, and that she was contesting to save Nigeria from being led by incomptetent leaders.
“When you are tired of mediocrity, the only person who you can think of is Oby Ezekwesili who is offering herself to lead,” she said.
“We have lacked quality leadership in Nigeria. It doesn’t matter that all those that have governed us are men. It doesn’t make any difference in the quality of life of Nigerians,” she added.
“I am that candidate with the competence and capacity to solve the complex problems that seem to have bedevilled us for so long.
“We cannot afford to have many more millions of Nigerians to join more than 87 million that are already poor.
“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 incompetence they have thrown us into.”
“We will send signal to those that have been coming to our country to kill our people. Our government today acts as if we are a weak country. Those people will get a signal that a new Sheriff is in town,” she added.
She explained that her governmemt would run a private sector-driven economy as being practised in other climes.
“We will run an economy that is well deregulated, where the private sector that is supposed to be leading will lead. We will make sure that competitiveness and productivity are the hallmarks of our private sector,” she declared.