- Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has given reasons why he joined the 2023 presidential race under the PDP
- The governor said he wants to partner with God to be president of Nigeria, saying God needs to intervene in the affairs of the nation
- Governor Emmanuel also dismissed rumours that he is contesting to position himself as the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP
Uyo - Leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has reaffirmed his intention to run for president of Nigeria in 2023, stating that his ambition is to partner with God and rescue Nigeria from imminent collapse.
Governor Emmanuel stated this on Sunday, May 8 during the Government House Prayer Conference held at Banquet Hall of Government House, Uyo.
He said Nigeria needs a visionary leader who is prepared to lead the country without self-aggrandizement, adding that he believes Nigeria can come out from its present condition with the right leader who will address the problems of the country.
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“I am not entering the race to be vice president, I am entering the race so I can partner with God to be the president of Nigeria. I think Nigeria has reached a point where God has to intervene, if God does not intervene in 2023 we should forget it.
“God is looking for a leader this time to partner with in order to rescue and restore this country and if we all fold our arms thinking that I don’t want to be blackmailed, misconstrued, or misunderstood, we will continue to be where we are. There must be someone who will tell God here am I send me.
“There must arise someone who is going not for self-aggrandizement not for what he can gain, but for what God can use him to do. I am stepping out to say God if you need a man to partner because we’ve not recognized that God needs somebody to partner to rescue Nigeria, Lord, here am I send me I am available.’’
In his homily, the General Overseer, Evangelical Outreach Ministries International, Prophet Isa El-Buba, speaking on the theme ‘Only God’, culled his text from 2Ch: 20: 2-17, calling on Christians to believe in the leadership that God has set over them, adding that it is through a godly covenant that the right leader can emerge.
2023 Elections: GUTS unveils plan, takes sensitization to youths, others
Meanwhile, the Gina Unimke and Trisha Shine foundation has launched a massive plan ahead of the 2023 general elections.
In its unveiling statement issued on Thursday, May 5 in Abuja, the foundation stressed the importance of participatory democracy and a credible poll come 2023.
The statement signed by its media coordinator, Mr. Akuma Ukpo, said 2023 was critical for the future of the country and all stakeholders must be committed to ensuring that the future of the country is guaranteed.
2023: FCI to partner with other agencies to combat fake news
On its part, FactCheck Initiative (FCI) has created a team for a cause that will involve partnering with the government and other agencies in other to have free, fair, and peaceful elections in Nigeria void of any form of violence in 2023.
The main aim of this cause will be to spot, examine and respond to the impact caused by any misleading information ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
Adeoye Temitope, country director, FactCheck Initiative says stopping fake news and misinformation is the inspiration behind the project.