Ezekwesili: Atiku cannot bring the needed change in Nigeria 

OrderPaperToday- The Presidential aspirant of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has said the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is not capable of bringing the change necessary for Nigeria to function.

According to her, both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are “siamese twins of failure” and there is no difference between them.

She declared that the country is in dire need for new politics.

She stated this while speaking during a program on Channels Television, Sunrise Daily, monitored by OrderPaper Nigeria on Monday.

Speaking on Atiku’s emergence, she said: “No, he can’t bring the change we are referring to. That is the old politics. Nigeria is ripe for new politics.

“I am talking of a new nation where sacrificial leadership is what we put at the centre of where people lead and that citizens first, not politicians first, becomes the mantra of everyone in a position of leadership.”

“Even the divine is tired of seeing Nigeria fail. What is at stake, children who die when they should not be dying under the watch of a leader that came under the grand swell of being a tried and tested general that could work at everything to give security to people.

“What is at stake is that the normalising of killings across the country will simply just become our way. What is at stake is that corruption becomes known permanently as what we are known for as a country.”

In her submission, the former Minister of Education indicated that her party comes with a mandate of hope.

“Our composition is going to be find all Nigerians that have character, competence and capacity, those who totally believe that we have no business being in the lower rungs of performance.

“Number one thing is that we are going to engage Nigerians to agree that our economic philosophy is that the citizens, enabled, will flourish as private sector to signal the path for productivity and competitiveness of our country and themselves.

“On that, we build a completely different approach where education for human capital is the new oil. We are simply going to see oil as a bonus. I have alresdy seen a new Nigeria, in fact, I have entered a new Nigeria.

“This election is going to be brutal, it is going to be tough and dangerous but we are going to give it everything we have because we are fighting for the soul of Nigeria.”

She told Nigerians to “runaway” from candidates who decide to shun a presidential debate.

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