Amosun has officially declared for presidency, vows to harness Nigeria’s potentials.
Glamtush reports that former Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun declared his intention to run for President in 2023 a few minutes past 1:00 pm at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
This online platform understands that he made the declaration in Abuja during a televised event.
He said, “Today, I am formally announcing my candidacy for the Presidential ticket of our great party, the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I do so conscious of the immensity of the tasks that lie ahead in our country and the magnitude of the sacrifices that anybody who wishes to lead our country into the next phase must make.
“This is to honour a historic call and duty to lead the next phase of our collective journey to national glory. It is a duty to reenergise our faith in the future of this country even in the face of the threats to our national sovereignty by insurgents and terrorists; a duty to renew hope in our collective destiny even in the light of some doubts expressed and mobilised in some quarters about our shared fate.”
Senator Amosun unveiled an eight-point agenda through which, if elected, is expected to transform the country’s fortunes.
“The two pillars of the agenda that I will elaborate in the weeks ahead are national security and economic development,” he said. “Upon these two pillars, we will create a national architecture for human flourishing that is unprecedented in our national history.
“Based on these two pillars, we will erect a national agenda which, apart from national security and economic development, will include healthcare, education agriculture and food security, infrastructural rural and urban development, technology, innovation and digital economy, and nation building.
“Guided by the unprecedented investment in human security, the integration of the eight areas of this carefully planned agenda for national reawakening will, within four years, unleash unparalleled human resource that will make Nigeria proud of their motherland.
“It bears repeating that Nigeria has the required manpower, both at home and abroad to accomplish this agenda. Under my leadership, we will mobilise Nigeria’s immense human and natural resouces to rebuild our education sector, healthcare, infrastructure, including electricity, roads and water supply.
In attendance were his wife, Olufunso Amosun, the representative of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, and lawmakers from both chambers of the national assembly.