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2023 Presidency: Akwa Ibom Governor, Emmanuel Visits Obasanjo, Says "I'm Ready To Rescue And Restore Nigeria"

by James Davies


Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has visited the Abeokuta residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to formally inform him of his presidential ambition.
This forms part of the ongoing consultation of strategic stakeholders in the country which the presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been embarking on. 





Emmanuel informed the elder statesman that he was ready to rescue and restore Nigeria, “having had sufficient private and public sector experience, with remarkable results to show for it”, a statement signed by Bola Bolawole, 
the spokesperson for Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Presidential Council, said on Wednesday. 
He posited that the major issues plaguing Nigeria can be solved by focused, sincere and capable leadership and assured Obasanjo that, if given the opportunity, he will take practical steps to boost the economy and return Nigeria to her glory days.
Responding, Obasanjo appreciated the presidential aspirant for the show of respect in coming to inform him of his aspiration. 
Obasanjo said: “Knowing you the way I do and the knowledge that you possess, which you have expressed in your brief speech, I have no doubt that if you have the opportunity, you will fix the economy of Nigeria.
“Our country is complex but not a complicated country to govern. It needs the application of honesty, fairness, and justice. 
“I know that you are a man of conscience who fears God and will apply these guiding principles in your leadership. 
“You have shown what you can do for Nigeria by what you have done in your state. It is, therefore, logical that when the opportunity presents itself, you will bring what you have done in your state to bear on the larger community.” 
“Your presidential bid is a fair and legitimate thing to ask for,” he added.
The presidential aspirant was accompanied on the trip by a member of the National Executive Committee of the PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo, two members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Pat Ifon and Nsikak Ekong and Comrade Ini Ememobong, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information & Strategy.



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