I’m prepared for governance, ready to fight for Nigerians – Ezekwesili



The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria  (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed readiness to fight for  the rights of Nigerians and eradicate poverty in the country.

She said this at a dinner in Lagos where Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former  president of Liberia, endorsed her presidential ambition.

During the dinner, which was organised by Women in Successful Careers  (WISCAR), Ezekwesili narrated her age-long friendship with Sirleaf, part  of which was her role as a senior adviser on economic reforms to the  ex-Liberian president.

The ACPN presidential candidate explained that the exemplary leadership  of Sirleaf showed that when “a woman stands up to say ‘I want to lead’,  she is ready to serve.”

Ezekwesili said that Nigerians needed “a leader that is willing to give  their all in character , competence and capacity to serve the people and  take the country out of stagnation, mediocrity and cycles of failure in  the hands of old order politicians.”

According to her, women and youths must find their voice in our country,  and demonstrate that they are fed up of poor quality leaders who have  held the country down regardless of which political party holds sway.

“It is time to vote them out so we can build a prosperous, stable and  harmonious nation where everyone has equal opportunity to do well,” she  added.

While urging Nigerians not to give up on the country, she said, “It is  either we all resigned to hopelessness, surrendered and said thank you  Nigeria, you defeated us, or we did one more thing; and that is, to  mobilize ourselves as citizens and elect as President in 2019, a person  whose track record of service to Nigeria and Nigerians is well known.  That person is Oby Ezekwesili.”

“I detest the bad leadership by old order political class while the  country totters. I am therefore ready to mobilise my fellow citizens to  #Fight4Naija. Nigeria needs all of us to fight for her rescue from the
grips of those who are planning to be re-elected or elected again so  that they can fail even more and watch more citizens join the already 87  million extremely poor Nigerians.

“The 2019 election is our opportunity to say ‘No’ with finality. It is  truly now over for those who cannot offer any innovative ideas for the  development of our country.

“In recent time, we haven’t seen people break out of poverty as it used  to happen. A lot of our politicians and elite like me all had the  opportunity to break out of poverty through access to education. Sadly  these days, our people are trapped in poverty and parents cannot give  qualitative education to take their children out of poverty. It is an  entrapment that we must urgently destroy. ”

She warned that Nigeria cannot make progress with the increasing rate of  poverty and declared that she was ready to rescue Nigeria from  mismanagement.

She said, “How long are we going to last if we keep growing a an  inter-generational dynasty of poverty? Nigeria has now taken over from  India (which is 1.3 billion people and also seven times our population)
as the world headquarters of extreme poverty.

“On the day that statistics came out, there wasn’t even an outrage from  our politicians. Instead, political parties were busy passing the buck,  defending their administrations and blaming others. No sense of  embarrassment of such massive failure of our country. There is no better  evidence of failure of our political class.”

“Nigeria and Nigerians need to be rescued. It is time to say no to  crippling failures. It is truly now that we must fight!.”

The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria  (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed readiness to fight for  the rights of Nigerians and eradicate poverty in the country.

She said this at a dinner in Lagos where Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former  president of Liberia, endorsed her presidential ambition.

During the dinner, which was organised by Women in Successful Careers  (WISCAR), Ezekwesili narrated her age-long friendship with Sirleaf, part  of which was her role as a senior adviser on economic reforms to the  ex-Liberian president.

The ACPN presidential candidate explained that the exemplary leadership  of Sirleaf showed that when “a woman stands up to say ‘I want to lead’,  she is ready to serve.”

Ezekwesili said that Nigerians needed “a leader that is willing to give  their all in character , competence and capacity to serve the people and  take the country out of stagnation, mediocrity and cycles of failure in  the hands of old order politicians.”

According to her, women and youths must find their voice in our country,  and demonstrate that they are fed up of poor quality leaders who have  held the country down regardless of which political party holds sway.

“It is time to vote them out so we can build a prosperous, stable and  harmonious nation where everyone has equal opportunity to do well,” she  added.

While urging Nigerians not to give up on the country, she said, “It is  either we all resigned to hopelessness, surrendered and said thank you  Nigeria, you defeated us, or we did one more thing; and that is, to  mobilize ourselves as citizens and elect as President in 2019, a person  whose track record of service to Nigeria and Nigerians is well known.  That person is Oby Ezekwesili.”

“I detest the bad leadership by old order political class while the  country totters. I am therefore ready to mobilise my fellow citizens to  #Fight4Naija. Nigeria needs all of us to fight for her rescue from the
grips of those who are planning to be re-elected or elected again so  that they can fail even more and watch more citizens join the already 87  million extremely poor Nigerians.

“The 2019 election is our opportunity to say ‘No’ with finality. It is  truly now over for those who cannot offer any innovative ideas for the  development of our country.

“In recent time, we haven’t seen people break out of poverty as it used  to happen. A lot of our politicians and elite like me all had the  opportunity to break out of poverty through access to education. Sadly  these days, our people are trapped in poverty and parents cannot give  qualitative education to take their children out of poverty. It is an  entrapment that we must urgently destroy. ”

She warned that Nigeria cannot make progress with the increasing rate of  poverty and declared that she was ready to rescue Nigeria from  mismanagement.

She said, “How long are we going to last if we keep growing a an  inter-generational dynasty of poverty? Nigeria has now taken over from  India (which is 1.3 billion people and also seven times our population)
as the world headquarters of extreme poverty.

“On the day that statistics came out, there wasn’t even an outrage from  our politicians. Instead, political parties were busy passing the buck,  defending their administrations and blaming others. No sense of  embarrassment of such massive failure of our country. There is no better  evidence of failure of our political class.”

“Nigeria and Nigerians need to be rescued. It is time to say no to  crippling failures. It is truly now that we must fight!.”