Abia-born businessman, Sam Ohuabunwa, has formally flagged off a political motion towards his bid to succeed President Muhamamdu Buhari in the 2023 presidential election.
The New Nigeria Group (NNG) was unveiled at a media parley organized by Ohuabunwa at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Ohuabunwa, who’s the president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and former member of Presidential Advisory Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), additionally used the event to formally declare his intention to run for president in 2023.
The pharmacist stated NNG would be used as a platform to mobilize like-minded Nigerians to “install enlightened, visionary and committed leadership” with a purpose to assist the nation attain world competitiveness.
Ohuabunwa stated the nation was in dire want of a frontrunner that might carry justice, fairness and equity to the folks, thereby guaranteeing that each area of the nation is completely satisfied and contented.
According to him, Nigeria had suffered from “too many contradictions that have tended to divide us rather than unite us” including that the nation had “become a country where many citizens die unnecessarily through violent and other preventable causes.”
He stated regardless of the “best” efforts of the nation’s safety forces, insecurity has continued to worsen as the residents now not really feel unsafe touring by street, whereas terrorists, bandits and kidnappers have continued to have “free reign” in lots of components of the nation.
“That our Nation is chronically underperforming in many facets of human endeavor (especially in the economy and human development index) is not news to anyone. That our Country is not meeting the expectations of a great number of our citizens is not debatable. That our Country is breeding poverty and misery (with growing unemployment and underemployment) over many years is bewildering to many Nigerians and international observers,” he stated.
Ohuabunwa, who hails from Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, stated he had served in advisory capacities in earlier governments, however deemed it crucial to “step out and be in the fore front” to be capable of implement methods he had beneficial however which had been not applied.
The presidential aspirant listed poverty, corruption, injustice and insecurity amongst areas that should be urgently addressed for the nation to understand its potentials.
Ohuabunwa additionally expressed self-assurance that President Buhari would bequeath free and truthful elections as his legacy at the finish of his tenure in 2023.
“I’m not trusting in Buhari to do the electoral reforms, I don’t put my belief in any human being, as a result of bear in mind the Bible stated how depressing for anyone that trusts in the arm of flesh.
“What I’ve stated is that from what I’ve seen in the final two elections, I’m not speaking about an electoral legislation or no electoral legislation.
“We don’t want any electoral legislation to conduct a free and truthful elections, we don’t, it is for us to find out to have a free and truthful election and this will occur in my favour and the favour of Nigeria.
“…I can learn the President’s physique language. He is . I predicted this in Benin (City) throughout the election that (Godwin) Obaseki’s election was going to be an element of the new Nigeria.
“I stated so and it is on tape as a result of I knew from what I noticed there. The election was typically free and truthful and it labored and Ondo was nearly the identical factor.
“I’m seeing a pattern and that pattern will proceed. Again, Nigerians have change into wiser, as a result of they’ve been on this enterprise for too lengthy, they’ve been amassing cash and they find yourself the place they began.
“They have been pushed to do what they don’t wish to do, voted for folks they don’t believe in as a result of of pecuniary issues or abdomen infrastructure and after that, they’re returned to penury.
“Nigerians have gotten enlightened and that’s the job of the New Nigerian Group to get extra Nigerians to grasp that if we wish to change the state of affairs we should take our state in our palms vote the proper candidate, defend the votes as they did in the two states of Edo and Ondo.
“I additionally believe the Electoral Act would be signed into legislation. What occurred in 2018 is not the identical, everyone that desires to depart workplace will like to depart a legacy.
“I trust that President Buhari will leave a legacy of bequeathing free and fair elections,” he stated.
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