In News by Naijatweet Staff on the 05th, November, 2018

My priority if elected Nigerian President – Oby Ezekwesili

My priority if elected Nigerian President - Oby Ezekwesili

The Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili 2019 presidential campaign says its plan
to lift majority of Nigerians out of extreme poverty stands out as the
most actionable strategy in the lead up to next year’s general
elections in the country.

This is coming on the heels of recent declaration by Bill Gates,
founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that the world can
overcome extreme poverty as demonstrated by countries such as China, India, Mexico, South Africa, among others.

The second richest man in the world insisted that if nothing drastic
was done, a high percentage of the world’s poor would come out of
sub-Saharan Africa – a region, which has seen its population rise
uncontrollably in recent years.

The presidential candidate of Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN),
Oby Ezekwesili, who has made lifting Nigerians out of extreme poverty
the major thrust of her campaign, challenged her rivals to bring up
their doable programmes to better the lots of citizens.

She said, “Beyond the rhetorics that is currently being engaged in
during this election season, it is clear to us that getting people out
of debilitating poverty is the single most crucial assignment that we
have. That is why we adopt this as the cornerstone of the
#Oby4President campaign.”

While lamenting that most aspirants to public office in the country
were seeking political power for its sake, the ACPN presidential
hopeful in a statement from Ezekwesili campaign organisation added,
“This position is informed by Oby Ezekwesili’s informed belief that
only a prosperous people can take the nation into the future we all
dream of.”

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She contended that since research indicates that over 40 per cent of
cases of extreme poverty could be found in sub-Saharan Africa by year
2050, “to turn around these tragic projections, we need to drastically
change how we do things as a country. We cannot continue to vote in
the incompetent leaders who put us into this poverty while expecting
change to happen.

“It’s time to put in motion another wave of poverty reduction – which
has slumped by over 1.2 billion people globally since 1990 – and we
are more than ready to make this happen.”

Watchers of the forthcoming general election in Nigeria have expressed
the view that Ms Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to run for the office of President in Nigeria’s history, describing her core campaign pledge of lifting over 80 million Nigerians out of poverty through the human capital development and technological innovation as unprecedented.

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