I Am Nigeria's Next President - NCP Candidates Declares

I Am Nigeria's Next President - NCP Candidates Declares

The Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Martin Onovo, has declared himself as Nigeria's “President-in-waiting" if  according to him, "the 2015 presidential election is free, fair and credible".

Onovo made the statement in Lagos on today while speaking with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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He said, “We are the oldest party in Nigeria and we are the party of the Nigerian people. There is no party that can defeat NCP in a free and fair election.

“If you compare us with other parties in Nigeria, NCP cannot be defeated, if the election is contested according to the law and votes counted, I am the president-in-waiting.

“There is no question about it that I am the president in waiting. There is no doubt that the quality of leadership we get determines how well we manage our challenges,’’ he stated.

He advised political leaders to comply with the nation’s electoral laws to foster the development of democracy.

Speaking on the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) and card readers, Onovo said, “After the field test of PVCs and card readers conducted by INEC and the promises made by INEC to address all the issues raised, we feel more confident about the PVCs and card readers.

“We want the PVCs to be used but we don’t want them to fail because if they fail it is as good as not using them. So we call on INEC to make sure that the card readers don’t fail. We are sure that what we have currently is not democracy, so the PVCs, if properly and effectively used, will lead us to democracy,”  he said.

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Just last month, fresh allegations emerged in the media that the presidency is engaged in bribing smaller political parties. 

Meanwhile, an investigation carried out by Daily Trust 4 months ago, revealed  that out of 26 political parties registered in Nigeria, only 9 are going to propose candidates for the presidential elections in 2015.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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