…as party flag off campaign in Uyo
By Emmanuel Sampson
Presidential Candidate of Accord Party, Professor Chris Imumolen in the fast-approaching 2023 general election has said that he is eminently qualify, dutifully prepared and politically ready to become Nigeria president to change the sad narrative which has perennially trailed the nation for too long.
The 39-year-old candidate said this in an interactive engagement with media professionals in Uyo over the weekend, immediately after he met with supporters and stakeholders of the party.
Imumolen who is the youngest presidential candidate in next year’s election maintained that Nigeria wants a new breed of leadership that can take it to where it ought to be, noting that the country has suffered immensely since 1960 as a result of bad leadership.
The Accord Party flag bearer, however, lamented that present and past administrations in the country have failed to develop the critical sector, an issue which his government will address by the time he gets into office.
Hinting on how he will revamp the economy, Professor Imumolen said his investment policies in the country will be rejigged in order to attract investors with topmost priority in education, security and science and technology.
“I have the heart, the knowledge and capacity to transform the country, from a consumption to a production base. The problem of Nigeria is not natural disaster but man made. If we must change the status quo we must change the leadership and bring in people with the needed capacity to deliver.”
While reiterating his irrevocable commitment to giving Nigerian a strong and bold representation which will engender development. He explained that he is a digital professor, who will develop a database where Nigerian can monitor his archivement.
Imumolen lamented that over 18.5 million childrens are out of school, assured that with the database he will be able to checkmate and get them back to school.
“Over the years, I have been able to support over 600,000 people with discounted and scholarship education, can you imagine what such a person will do if he becomes the President of Nigeria,” he said.
He further stressed that Nigeria next president must be elected on the basis of capacity, character and competence, and not on the basis of religious or ethnic lines, adding that the battle to rescue the country from maladministration for the sake of posterity lies in the hands of the youth.
“I have built structures. I have empowered many men, women and youths by awarding scholarships, giving out loans to help with farming and business activities, as well as bankrolling and supporting the building of community infrastructure in many places in Nigeria. And these we have done with private funds, not with money from the government or any donor agency. And they are all verifiable.”
Speaking on how he will transform Akwa Ibom State to a destination of choice with its abundance natural resources, Imumolen informed that he will create a system were people can hold government accountable for good governance, vowed to fight corruption to a standstill if elected the president.