The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, is needed to rescue Nigeria from her current leadership challenges.
A revered traditional ruler, the Sakaruyi-Karu Abuja, Emmanuel Kyauta Yepwi, said this on Thursday, some days after Ezekwesili visited him as well as Nyanya and Gudu markets in Abuja.
The monarch expressed confidence that the country would do well under a woman than those who had governed in the past.
Yepwi said: “I used to watch you when you were active in service and I admired the way you used to do things. Women are leaders right from homes, right from their houses, and no man does anything without a woman. In every successful man, a woman must be by his side.
“So, if Nigeria wants to be successful, I think a woman should also be considered. I wouldn’t say that it’s by accident to have selected Karu as the place to flag off your campaign. I want you to know that the real meaning of Karu is increase. No one comes to Karu and does not increase and having come to Karu, just wait and see what God will do for you.
“In fact, it is my opinion that we should allow a woman to rule the country once and let’s see how she would govern us. So, coming to save Nigeria now is at the right time. Nigeria needs someone like you now.
“Moreover, you have been in the affairs of the country, you know our problems and you know how to solve them.”
On her part, Ezekwesili assured her supporters that she would not disappoint Nigerians if given the mandate to lead the country.
She also promised that her administration would make people’s friendly policies, and urged Nigerians to join her in the mission to rescue Nigeria.
She said: “We are not running to become president, but we are running in order to rescue our county from the past and the present administrations.
“Unlike the normal campaigns that other political parties do, we are carrying on a campaign where people are actually going to be sitting with us and we will first hear from them the kind of government that they will want to see and the kind of government that would solve their problems before we then show them what we have in solving their
“We want to see a different country; we want to set a new direction for our country. Nigeria has no business being a country that fails in every aspect of life. Our citizens deserve the best.
“The major emphasis of our campaign is that we want to lift over 80 million Nigerians out of poverty and if you want to do something like that, you should come direct to the people that know what the issues are and that is why we are here.”