A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has asserted that Nigeria is being overwhelmed by poverty and that he is determined to turn things around if elected President.
Udom gave the assurance on Tuesday in Calabar during his visit to consult with PDP stakeholders over his presidential ambition.
He noted that at this stage, the country needs safe hands with creativity, capacity and integrity to lead it out of fluctuation noting that where the person is coming from doesn’t really matter.
He also observed that over the years, Nigerians had not been mindful of people who have the basic economic knowledge and understand the dynamics of the country,
“At this point, we must put all that into consideration in choosing who leads us come 2023,” he stressed.
Udom added, ”Over the years we have not been mindful about who has basic economic knowledge and understands the dynamics of our country leading us. At this stage in Nigeria, we need safe hands, we need a man who can make Nigeria work, it doesn’t really matter where he is coming from.
“Where we are now Nigeria is fluctuating, the poverty that has overtaken Nigeria has overwhelmed us, we need a man with creativity, capacity, and integrity to lead Nigeria. If I Can Succeed In Private Sector, I can as well succeed as President of Nigeria”.
Udom who spoke in company with his campaign DG( Udom Emmanuel Campaign Organisation ) and former governor of Benue state, Sen. Gabriel Suswan, further promised to stimulate the nation’s economic growth, for job generation to tackle unemployment which has bedevilled the nation.