- Governor Udom Emmanuel earlier declared his intention to contest for the nation's most exalted position, the office of the presidency
- In a new move, the presidential aspirant explained the reasons behind his decision to join the 2023 race
- Governor Udom who disclosed that the nation's harsh realities prompted his decisions, noted that he has the tested solutions to the economic problems of Nigeria
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) maintained that the country was in an economic war and that the party cannot afford to send recruits to fight the war, with Generals like him in the kitty.
Governor Emmanuel made this assertion when he consulted the national leadership of the PDP in Abuja on his presidential aspiration, which he said was a mission to rescue the nation, Leadership reports.
Mr. Emmanuel, who said he was eminently qualified by his education, exposure and evidence-based governance of his home state of Akwa Ibom, submitted that he has time-tested solutions, which can revamp the economy, restore security to all parts of the country and fix the current infrastructure deficit.
Dr. Iyorchia Ayu's remark
Responding, the national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, commended Governor Emmanuel for the very excellent manner he has administered his state.
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Specifically, he commended the Governor for IbomAir, which he said, is the only airline that keeps to time in Nigeria.
Ayu lamented that previously, owning an airline in the country was like “rocket science” until Governor Udom made a huge success out of it.
The PDP national chairman, who acknowledged the practicality of Mr. Udom’s governance propositions, wished the presidential ticket of the party was the prerogative of the National Working Committee, thus, it would have been easy to hand same to Akwa Ibom state governor.
Assuring that with the current mood in the country, the PDP was just waiting in the wings to take over the Presidential Villa, Dr. Ayu commended Mr. Emmanuel for sticking to issues without attacking fellow aspirants.
2023 presidency: PDP chides APC over state of the nation, throws open challenge to ruling party
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, April 20, said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no business fielding a presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Receiving Emmanuel Udom, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, the national chairman of the opposition party, Iyiorchia Ayu, said the ruling party is fragmented and would become history from the political landscape in due time.
It was reported that Ayu noted that the nation has been riddled with myriads of challenges due to the lack of needed leadership from the APC-led administration.
Akpabio finally breaks silence on rumoured presidential ambition
The minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Thursday, April 14, finally reacted to speculations linking him to Nigeria's top political position.
Akpabio is a post shared on his Facebook page said he told the journalist "Do you want me to contest?" when he was asked about contesting for the office of the President in 2023".
Speaking to journalists after a meeting with Senator Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Akpabio said he is working for the development of the Niger Delta region.