Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has officially declared his intention to contest for the seat of the Presidency in 2023.
Nnamani plans to contest in the All Progressive Congress (APC) Primaries. Declaring his intention in a press conference in Abuja, he said he was running to improve on the legacies of the president. He also said compared to the other presidential aspirants, he was the most suited for the job of the President
The 73-year-old said,
“A few days ago, I expressed the intention to join the contest for the APC 2023 Presidential Primary. Now, I give firm declaration that I will purchase the nomination forms in a couple of days.
“I am aspiring to be President in 2023 because I believe that at this period of grave crisis, Nigeria needs to be reinvented to be a modern, democratic state that prioritizes the socioeconomic well being of its citizens; to be restructured from inefficient consumption to production; and to be led with integrity and compassion.
“I also believe that every period in the history of a country requires a particular kind of leader. Nigeria faces very tough challenges now more than ever.
“In 2015, we needed a Buhari to take Nigeria away from the misdirection of the Peoples Democratic Party. In 2023, we need a leader who knows how to work across the divides and lead a coalition for competent and dedicated Nigeria to lay foundations for social stability and prosperity.
“We need tested and trusted leaders who would reignite hope in the hearts of young Nigerians and unlock the competencies that we are losing to other nations.
“In 2023, we will need a Ken Nnamani to help unite Nigeria, deepen democracy, and rebuild the social and economic infrastructure of sustainable development based on production and fair distribution.
“This is a season of politics. The season of politics is often a season of empty promises and of needless drama. Many persons will make claims that are unrelated to reality. But this is not time for such frivolities. This is time for aspirants to present their ideas and visions for a better Nigeria. Such ideas and visions will be matched with the right pedigree.
“My pedigree and previous accomplishments in high office in Nigeria lend credence to the fact that I am a good fit for the challenges of this moment in Nigerian history. I am aspiring to be President in 2023 because I believe that in this period of grave crisis, Nigeria needs to be reinvented to be a modern, democratic state that prioritizes the socio-economic wellbeing of its citizens; to be restructured from inefficient consumption to production; and to be led with integrity and compassion.”