The former minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili on Monday stated that incompetency and the aggressive mediocrity of the past and present administrations were her reasons for vying for the presidency position in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
Ezekwesili who is contesting under the umbrella of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN at a world press conference in Lagos described the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Congress Party (APC) as epitomes of failures, destructions and disappointments.
According to her, she is making the move to terminate bad leadership, aggressive mediocrity and incompetence for Nigerians.
“This circle of failure has to end now, the APC and the PDP are same, they are the sesames twins of failure , they are all after power and nothing else . They have immensely failed in their capacity to tackle corruption, security problems, economic stability , unemployment, increasing rate of poverty amongst others in the country”.
“Nigeria is not making any progress is not that it is complicated, it is because the present and past administration lacks capacity. These old men do not know the grass roots; neither do they have experience like me”.
“I urge every Nigerians to wake up from their slumber and choose capacity, character and competence over incompetency and corruption. I assure you that if you vote for me, you are voting for capacity, competence, and character”, Ezekwesili stated.
She noted that with her experiences with past administrations, her government will help to build economy stability, prosperity and cohesion.
“We have an agenda, which is to create have wealth, mobilize investors, young and creative minds transform 20 Nigerian universities into world class universities all over the countries and as well revamp the private sector, which is the driver of economy.
“The individual life of one Nigerian is more important to me than a barrel of oil, the tone we are going to set is the private sector will be the fundamental growth for the economy. The private sector includes the small scale businesses, the large scale businesses, we will make sure that the economic policies, the monetary, fiscal policies to address the barriers to their growth or development is going say that it is the human capital not oil that would be the driver of economy amongst others that will unfold in the coming weeks”, she added.
Speaking on how her government would tackle corruption, she noted that a comprehensive plan of tackling corruption would be mapped out and as well as measures that will help prevent the occurrence of corruption for instance reforming the institutions so that they will be transparent.
“Sanctions on tackling corruption amongst others and as well enforcement capacity and what we know is that when a leader mirrors that integrity that everybody is equal before the law then we will get the legitimacy of every one to fight corruption when we mirror, she said.”
She further recounted that on their mission to victory is to find every sleeping voter and wake them up or those who have their cards and has refused to vote and vote out the inexperienced and old men out of the government.